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pleasure, giving pleasure and receiving pleasure


"Did you know that both the Koran, the sacred book of Islam, and the Jewish Talmud teach that we will be called to account for every permissible pleasure life offered us but which we refused to enjoy while on earth?" (Sara Ban Breathnach)

"That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest." (Thoreau)

"Most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve it till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it." (Samuel Pepys)

"There are few pleasures in the world so reasonable and so cheap as the pleasure of giving pleasure." (anonymous

"All animals, except man, know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it." (Samuel Butler)

"There is only one question: how to love this world." (Mary Oliver)

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Staff, H. (2008, November 19). Pleasure, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

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