Pleasure And Happiness Quotes

Pleasure And Happiness Quotes by Saul Bellow, Marcella Hazan, George Santayana, Seneca the Younger, John D. Rockefeller, Roberto Bolano and many others.

Fun comes hard - like, alas, its prarens, pleasure and

Fun comes hard – like, alas, its prarens, pleasure and happiness, whom we have to pursue.
Saul Bellow
Eating in Italy is essentially a family art, practiced for and by the family. The finest accomplishments of the home cook are not reserved like the good silver and china for special occasions or for impressing guests, but are offered daily for the pleasure and happiness of the family group.
Marcella Hazan
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
George Santayana
True happiness is…to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Seneca the Younger
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John D. Rockefeller
Reading is pleasure and happiness to be alive or sadness to be alive and above all it’s knowledge and questions.
Roberto Bolano
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
William Butler Yeats
Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.
Victor Hugo
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Christian Nestell Bovee
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
Nicolas Chamfort
But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower
John Bunyan
If you have done something meritorious, you experience pleasure and happiness; if wrong things, suffering. A happy or unhappy life is your own creation. Nobody else is responsible. If you remember this, you won’t find fault with anybody. You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy. (99)
Swami Satchidananda
Why do men learn through pain and suffering, and not through pleasure and happiness? Very simply, because pleasure and happiness accustom one to satisfaction with the things given in this world, whereas pain and suffering drive one to seek a more profound happiness beyond the limitations of this world.
Seraphim Rose
Pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flow’r, its bloom is shed.
Robert Burns
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Don’t mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
Josh Billings