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Pleasant Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Pleasant

Please enjoy these Pleasant Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Related topics: Inspirational Wisdom

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

People do not like to think.
If one thinks, one must reach conclusions.
Conclusions are not always pleasant.
- Helen Keller

 

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

I expected to be a farmer like my father and brothers.
Life seemed pleasant and orderly.
- Lawrence Welk

It's not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.
- Chuck Noll

Overwhelm is not a pleasant condition.
The to-do list overflows,
the deadlines appear imminent and immovable.
There are too many demands upon too little of your time.
Does this sound familiar?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

1972 was a year of many pleasant and rewarding experiences for me:
- Chuck Mangione

Teaching was the most pleasant thing I did.
- Earl Butz

Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.
- Isaac Asimov

It's a pleasant thing to be young, and have ten toes.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Fires can't be made with dead embers,
nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men.
Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns
even labor into pleasant tasks.
- James A. Baldwin

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous;
no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work,
how much less a nation.
- Thomas Carlyle

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer;
and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit,
like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
- Donald G. Mitchell

No matter how nice the company one might be with,
however, it is never pleasant to have a rifle pointed at one's back.
- Meg Cabot

A pleasant voice, which has to include clear enunciation,
is not only attractive to those who hear it...
its appeal is permanent.
- Loretta Young

I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.
I must rather response to principles I know to be right,
whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
- Jim Elliot

Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
- George Ade

Villa Grande has in many ways symbolized an important,
but less than pleasant, part of our history.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be a pleasant road.
- Adelaide Anne Procter

There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
- Muhammad Ali

Feedback is a pleasant thing.
I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.
- Brian Aldiss

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to
those who have never tried it;
those who have,
fear it.
- Horace

Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions:
the day was clear and pleasant,
but last night was very cold and there was a white frost.
- Meriwether Lewis

One of the pleasant things those of us who write or
paint do is to have the daily miracle.
It does come.
- Gertrude Stein

Death can really absorb a person.
Lik most people, I would find it pleasant not to have to go,
but you just accept that it's more or less inevitable.
- Graham Chapman

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly
in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless.
It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
- Eric Hoffer

Well, it's not a pleasant experience.
And it's a terribly political process,
because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by,
you know, our adversaries in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

Home wasn't a pleasant place to live,
growing up.
- David Morse

As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May,
sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.
- Richard Barnfield

Let me recommend the best medicine in the world:
a long journey,
at a mild season, through a pleasant country,
in easy stages.
- James Madison

This has taught me that being pleasant is always so much more productive,
for I know well the rewards for being good-natured.
- Marie Windsor

The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is:
a little earth is thrown at last upon our head,
and that is the end forever.
- Blaise Pascal

I like to get paid for doing basic research,
so it's pleasant to write some nonfiction about it.
- Bruce Sterling

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make
one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
- Sydney J. Harris

I look forward to these confrontations with the press
to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things
that come to me as president.
- Jimmy Carter

When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because
it is such a pleasant place to get away from.
- Oliver Herford

It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.
- Willie Sutton

It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on
the ground that one can do it well.
- George Santayana

It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves.
We love them at once for being so.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Men value things in three ways: as useful,
as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent,
or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
- Mortimer Adler

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

It's pleasant and bothersome and embarrassing all at once.
Especially when you haven't done much and are a celebrity.
- Nastassja Kinski

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life,
not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully,
beneficial to others.
- David Rockefeller

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man
in London if he has a comfortable income.
- George Bernard Shaw

A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly,
peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come.
- Eric Hoffer

I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me
to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the
president of a republic at war.
- Aslan Maskhadov

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living
wisely and well and justly.
And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly
without living a pleasant life.
- Epicurus

Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most
of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating.
- Richard Neville

Each year we look for a big name that is attractive
to the public and pleasant for the girls.
- Marcello Mastroianni

It's a fun day, a day which kicks off the start of our tour,
it's got great tradition - Australian cricketers just love tradition -
and it's been a really pleasant day.
- Matthew Hayden

In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is
a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your
partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level.
- Pepper Schwartz

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant
to those who have never tried it;
those who have,
fear it.
- Homer

There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner

I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared,
or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.
- Francis Ford Coppola

'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print.
A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't.
- Lord Byron

We must learn to understand humanity better so that
we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people,
more rewarding, more pleasant to experience.
- John Portman

Dogs are very, very pleasant with people that they're connected to.
- Kristin Davis

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The past always looks better than it was.
It's only pleasant because it isn't here.
- Finley Peter Dunne

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you
a more pleasant form of misery.
- Spike Milligan


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