Quotation Explorer - 'Gratification'

It's a pleasure to create a smile on people's face, and a gratification to see it on the people you love. - Hassan Choughari
A sacred spiritual-life is the greatest gratification - Lailah Gifty Akita
Her suspicion brings me a small sense of gratification. She thinks I'm lying about something. Now we're even.Lake - Colleen Hoover
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. - Aristotle
Delayed gratification hints that something terrible is going to happen, and then delays the resolution. It’s that interval between the promise of something awful and it actually happening, where suspense resides. - Sandy Vaile
The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax. - Alfred Kazin
To be a climber one has to accept that gratification is rarely immediate. - Bernadette McDonald
The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success. - Brian Tracy
We’re making our decisions or so we think. Yet in truth, ignorance, greed, and the scourge of immediate gratification are often the things that are making them. So if we’re going to truly live well, maybe the first thing we need to decide is who’s deciding. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If circumstances are always the rulers, the shallow existence of instant gratification will keep us as mere spectators of our lives. Get up! Clarify! Get in the game and live! - Claudia Simon
In so far as the culture industry arouses a feeling of well-being that the world is precisely in that order suggested by the culture industry, the substitute gratification which it prepares for human beings cheats them out of the same happiness which it deceitfully projects. - Theodor W. Adorno
It is impossible to satisfy self. Self always wants more and more. It is an ugly monster that will devour you if you don't devour it. Stop feeding it an watch the pressure be released. Self deprivation is much more fulfilling than self gratification. Who Knew? - Randa Manning-Johnson
Instant gratification takes too long. - Carrie Fisher
Instant gratification is not soon enough. - Meryl Streep
Do not give your haters the gratification, It means you will never let yourself down. - Mohith Agadi
I understand feminism to be a social savior because it liberates everyone without exclusion, whereas masculinism damns itself by measuring a man's health by the amount of sexual gratification he receives. - Morrissey
The nuisance of her presence outweighs the gratification to be derived from tormenting her - Emily Brontë
Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them. - Ellis Peters
EPICURE, n. An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who, holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time in gratification from the senses. - Ambrose Bierce
It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live, than to be loved by them. And this is not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love. - Sir Arthur Helps
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