Joy and Pleasure

  quotes gathered by Bonney Jo Bott  09/30/2004


"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."  "The pleasure of love is in loving."  "The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable."  "Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily."  "The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction."  "Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."  

"Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones."  "Get pleasure out of much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure."  "What we learn with pleasure we never forget."  "Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by."  "Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations."  "The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight."  "What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain."  "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."  

"There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life."  "The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains."  "Of all the riches that we hug, of all the pleasures we enjoy, we can carry no more out of this world than out of a dream."  "You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."  "Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human nature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest  and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life."

Joy, pleasure, and love should always go together.