Great Throughts Treasury

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Nahuatl Wise Men including Nezahualcoyotl NULL

One day we must go, one night we will descend into the region of mystery. Here, we only come to know ourselves; only in passing are we here on earth. In peace and pleasure let us spend our lives; come let us enjoy ourselves. Let not the angry do so; the earth is vast indeed! Would that one lived forever; would that one were not to die!

Day | Earth | Mystery | Peace | Pleasure | Will |

Ignatius E. Smith

The pleasure of sin is of short duration… It operates on a law of diminishing returns. The more often it is repeated, the more familiar with its face, the less pleasure sin gives.

Law | Pleasure | Sin |

Ignatius E. Smith

Sin is disappointing. Whoever got out of sin half as much pleasure as he expected?

Pleasure | Sin |

Gerald Vann

I lose God, I lose the world, I lose myself, if I want only to clutch at things and use them only for my own pleasure or profit.

God | Pleasure | World |

John Vanbrugh, full Sir John Vanbrugh

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.

Good | Pleasure | Reward | Virtue | Virtue |

Ezriel Tauber

There is a difference between happiness and enjoyment. Happiness is the result of pursuing a goal. Pursuit of the goal generates an energizing sense of purpose. Enjoyment, on the other hand, is an immediate sensation of pleasure; a person can enjoy a piece of cake, a piece of art, a good joke – it gives pleasure but then passes.

Art | Enjoyment | Good | Pleasure | Purpose | Purpose | Sense | Happiness |

T’ai-p’ing-ching [Classic of the Highest Peace or Book of Supreme Peace] by Yü Chi NULL

Of all the love, kindness and pleasure a man can experience in this world, nothing is more beautiful than the love of a woman. If it is granted him, and the two have a child together, they are fused in a single heart in the child, which is truly the most pleasing thing love and kindness can give, and this will always be a bond between them.

Experience | Heart | Kindness | Love | Man | Nothing | Pleasure | Will | Woman | World | Child |

Walter Bagehot

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Life | Life | People | Pleasure |

Kenneth Eble, fully Kenneth Eugene Eble

If there is no place for pleasure in teaching, surely our Teaching has failed us altogether.

Pleasure |

Albert Einstein

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.

Important | Knowledge | Life | Life | People | Pleasure | Success | Work | Value |