Pleasure

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.

T. S. Eliot

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It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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I know that two and two make four — and should be glad to prove it too if I could — though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.

Lord Byron

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Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.

Henny Youngman

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The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

Samuel Butler

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A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.

Jean Racine

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In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.

Alexander Smith

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Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It gives you great pleasure to know that millions of developers, day to day, make their living using the software that you created.

Anders Hejlsberg

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Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell

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Pleasure — quotes and aphorisms

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson

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The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain.

Tertullian

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A 'treat' is different from a 'reward', which must be justified or earned. A treat is a small pleasure or indulgence that we give to ourselves just because we want it. Treats give us greater vitality, which boosts self-control, which helps us maintain our healthy habits.

Gretchen Rubin

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Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.

Walt Disney

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Jane Austen

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As human beings, we are the only organisms that create for the sheer stupid pleasure of doing so. Whether it's laying out a garden, composing a new tune on the piano, writing a bit of poetry, manipulating a digital photo, redecorating a room, or inventing a new chili recipe — we are happiest when we are creating.

Gary Hamel

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I love performing, and I love being in front of people. I love the pressure you get and the pleasure performing brings.

Leo Howard

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Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.

B. C. Forbes

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Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.

Zora Neale Hurston

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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle

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