Pleasure Proverbs

Sayings about Pleasure

The law says what the king pleases. ~ French Proverb

One pleasure, a thousand pains. ~ French Proverb

Empty hands only please their owner. ~ Ugandan Proverb

The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving. ~ French Proverb

Truthful words are seldom pleasant. ~ Japanese Proverb

Forgiveness hides a pleasure that you can’t get back from revenge. ~ Iranian Proverb

Life is like perpetual drunkenness, the pleasure passes but the headache remains. ~ Iranian Proverb

After pleasant scratching comes unpleasant smarting. ~ Danish Proverb

Even thinking about sexual pleasure has its roots in greed. ~ Japanese Proverb

The pleasure of doing good is the only one that will not wear out. ~ Chinese Proverb

The one who pleased everybody died before they were born. ~ Traditional Proverb

To sin in secret is more pleasant than having pleasure in the open. ~ Iranian Proverb

Cats don’t catch mice to please God. ~ Afghan Proverb

He who tickles himself may laugh when he pleases. ~ German Proverb

There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing. ~ French Proverb

A good-looking man is pleasant to look at, but it is easier to live with an amusing one. ~ Russian Proverb

The monk gets married to please his friend. ~ Albanian Proverbs

Girls marry to please parents, widows to please themselves. ~ Chinese Proverb

Eat with pleasure; drink with measure. ~ French Proverb

Nights of pleasure are short. ~ Lebanese Proverbs

An accidental meeting is more pleasant than a planned one. ~ Chinese Proverb

People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures. ~ French Proverb

Politeness pleases even a cat. ~ Czech Proverb

The worst things in life are: To be in bed and sleep not, To want for one who comes not, To try to please and please not. ~ Arabian Proverb

One good punch on your enemy’s nose, gives more pleasure than hearing well-meaning advice from your elders. ~ Tibetan Proverb

No one can have peace longer than his neighbor pleases. ~ Dutch Proverb

One should be just as careful in choosing one’s pleasures as in avoiding calamities. ~ Chinese Proverb

Visits always give pleasure — if not at the arrival, then at the departure. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Nice words are free, so choose ones that please another’s ears. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. ~ Chinese Proverb

Take a young woman for the pleasure of possessing her until she is old. ~ Greek Proverb

Blessed are those who can please themselves. ~ Zulu Proverb

The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by coveting more. ~ Traditional Proverb

It is unpleasant to go alone, even to be drowned. ~ Russian Proverbs

What is new is pleasing and what is old is satisfying. ~ Cuban Proverbs

If you are up to your knees in pleasure, then you are up to your waist in grief. ~ Indian Proverbs

The pleasure of finding something is worth more than what you find. ~ Iranian Proverbs

It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. ~ French Proverb

When pleasure interferes with business, give up business. ~ American Proverbs

Pleasures steal away the mind. ~ Dutch Proverbs

When God wants to please a poor man, He lets him lose his donkey and then helps him find it again. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Pleasures are transient — honors immortal. ~ Greek Proverbs

Quotations about Pleasure

Saying about pleasure

He that would have the perfection of pleasure, must be moderate in the use of it. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all. ~ Arthur Adamov

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. ~ Oscar Wilde

Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old. ~ Fulke Greville

Anticipation of pleasure is, in itself, a very considerable pleasure. ~ David Hume

Pleasure, like a kind of bait, is thrown before everything which is really bad, and easily allures greedy souls to the hook of perdition. ~ Epictetus

Pleasure is the bait of sin. ~ Plato

They that seldom take pleasure, seldom give pleasure. ~ Fulke Greville

Life … does not need pleasure to be added to it as an appendage, but contains pleasure in itself. ~ Aristotle

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Pleasure is the sun of the morning, the cloud of the meridian, and the storm of the evening. ~ William Scott Downey

If pleasure is what you want, do not suppress the desire. Seek it intelligently. ~ Huston Smith

Man’s sole duty is to produce as much pleasure as possible. ~ Susan Hubbard

The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~ Walter Bagehot

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. ~ Tony Benn

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The highway of pleasure is crossed by many toll-gates. ~ Lewis F. Korns

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. ~ Bertrand Russell

Pleasure is not required for happiness. ~ Thomas Aquinas

Past pleasures are of as little comfort to a man as the money in his neighbor’s pocket. ~ Abraham Miller

Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins. ~ Lionel Tiger

Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil. ~ Plato

Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it. ~ Leo Tolstoy

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. ~ Mary Little

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy – whether he knows it or not. ~ O. A. Battista

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure. ~ John D. Rockefeller

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. ~ Eckhart Tolle

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. ~ Honore de Balzac

Desire of pleasure binds us to the present. ~ Charles Baudelaire

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business. ~ Aaron Burr

Perhaps all pleasure is only relief. ~ William Burroughs

The greatest pleasure of life is love. ~ Euripides

Pleasure is a river running to the sea; happiness is the full, calm sea. ~ Peter Kreeft

True pleasures are paid for in advance; false pleasures afterwards, with heavy and compound interest. ~ John Lubbock

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. ~ Stendhal

Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old. ~ Fulke Greville

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. ~ Jane Austen

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.~ in Farquhar Tupper

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity. ~ Germaine Greer

Many know how to please, but know not when they have ceased to give pleasure. ~ Arthur Helps

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. ~ C.S. Lewis

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. ~ Pierre Bonnard

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. ~ Ovid

Pleasure’s a sin, and sometimes sin’s a pleasure. ~ Lord Byron

Many know how to please, but know not when they have ceased to give pleasure. ~ Sir Arthur Helps

Variety is the soul of pleasure. ~ Aphra Behn

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. ~ Jean de Boufflers

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