Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes


"The beatitude into which the enlightened soul is delivered is something quite different from pleasure... Blessedness depends on non-attachment and selflessness, therefore can be enjoyed without satiety and without revulsion; is a participation in eternity, and therefore remains itself without diminution or fluctuation." - Aldous Leonard Huxley

"Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."" - Francis Quarles

"There is no sense of weariness like that which closes a day of eager and unintermitted pursuit of pleasure. The apple is eaten and the core sticks in the throat. Expectation has given way to ennui, and appetite to satiety." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Love dies by satiety, and forgetfulness inters it." - Du Coeur NULL

"Satiety comes of too frequent repetition; and he who will not give himself leisure to be thirsty can never find the true pleasure of drinking." - Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"Extremes, though contrary, have the like effect; extreme heat mortifies, like extreme cold; extreme love breeds satiety, as well as extreme hatred." - George Chapman

"God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, satiety and hunger." - Heraclitus or Heraclitus of Ephesus NULL

"There is satiety of all things, of sleep and love, of sweet song and the goodly dance." - Homer NULL

"Dull satiety blunts all eagerness of expectation." - Pindar NULL

"White men should exhibit the same insensibility to moral tortures that red men do to physical torments." - Théophile Gautier, fully Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier, aka Le Bon Theo