It's been a business doing pleasure with you.
It's a business to do pleasure with you, said Mary tartly.
It's a pleasure doing business with you, Mr. Spock. Kirk
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
When the idea of any pleasure strikes your imagination, make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repentance that is likely to follow it.
An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.
To hide her cares her only art; her pleasure, pleasures to impart.
Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain.
Men seldom give pleasure where they are not pleased themselves.
We have not an hour of life in which our pleasures relish not some pain, our sours, some sweetness.
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
To do something, say something, see something, before anybody else - these are things that confer a pleasure compared with which other pleasures are tame and commonplace, other cheap and trivial
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind that only pleases the sight but does not captivate the affections.
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young
My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more.
The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out.
Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible
Business before pleasure
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business
The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.