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Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.
'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures.
Michel de Montaigne
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.
Joshua L. Liebman
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
James Russell Lowell
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.
Orlando Aloysius Battista
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
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.
That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.
Luc de Clapiers
When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
C. S. Lewis
Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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