Quotation Explorer - 'Pleasant'

Because it's much more pleasant to be obsessed over how the hero gets out of his predicament than it is over how I get out of mine. - Woody Allen
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. - Isaac Asimov
What civilization is, is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in. It's not a pleasant situation. - Terence McKenna
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people. - Muhammad Ali
When we can say "no" not only to things that are wrong and sinful, but also to things pleasant, profitable, and good which would hinder and clog our grand duties and our chief work, we shall understand more fully what life is worth, and how to make the most of it.
Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it's well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible. - Dorothy Draper
In the course of our journey leading to Consciousness, our objective should not be creating a positive character, and thus a pleasant scenario, but finding the Existence behind every scenario. - Frank Wanderer
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. - Helen Keller
Having a pleasant time can extend a long period of time to have a fun time. - Travis Polso
Peace by persuasion has a pleasant sound, but I think we should not be able to work it. We should have to tame the human race first, and history seems to show that that cannot be done. - Mark Twain
It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.
If we can't find something pleasant, we will at least find something new. - Voltaire
Love of learning is a pleasant and universal bond since it deals with what one is and not what one has. - Freya Stark
Dream in colours, for hues are vibrant. Paint each day with a smile. In days of past, don't grieve; Make new deposit to the pleasant memory bank! Let your life be a reason for others to LIVE. - Somya Kedia
If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant. - Sefer Hasidim
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places. - Bible
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t). - James Baraz
I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will remain with me always. - Mark Twain
People live on the flow of the daily reality and they surge on the waves of hazy expectations. They can experience pleasant junctures and try to catch and enjoy each special moment that is offered to them. Until life takes them by surprise. - Erik Pevernagie
People don't want words, as seductive, pleasant and warming as they can be. People want to see that they're worth some sacrifice or some great deed. And it's not that people are always worth it, it's that love is. - Donna Lynn Hope
Indeed the dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution, is one of those pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into common places, but which all experience refutes. - John Stuart Mill
The book and I secret ourselvesBehind the paneled door.We merge our thoughts in retrospectOf ancient mystic lore.We spend a pleasant quiet hour,Nor know it passed us by...The easy chair, the shaded lamp,A well-loved book and I. - Edna Moore Schultz
My unpleasant past has given me wisdom to build a pleasant Future. - Sheldon Pereira
The horse is by Nature a very lazy animal whose idea of heaven is an enormous field of lush grass in which he can graze undisturbed until his belly is full, and after a pleasant doze can start filling himself up all over again. - Captain Elwin Hartley Edwards
The idea that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods, which most experience refutes. History is teeming with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not put down forever, it may be set back for centuries. - John Stuart Mill
the world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by. - Nikki Giovanni
It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went. - Henry David Thoreau
There are three principal ways to lose money: wine, women, and engineers. While the first two are more pleasant, the third is by far the more certain.
There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort. - W. Somerset Maugham
Whenever you looked forward to anything pleasant you were sure to be more or less disappointed . . . perhaps that is true. But there is a good side to it too. The bad things don't always come up to your expectations either . . . they nearly always turn out ever so much better than you think. - L. M. Montgomery
...all his thoughts were of how lucky he was to inhabit such a beautiful earth, how lucky he had been to solve his problems with music, and how pleasant it was to look forward to another night of sleep and another day tomorrow, and the fresh morning, and the light that returns with the day. - E.B. White
Many men, One CryOne Woman, a Pleasant Pride. - Goitsemang Mvula
If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new. - Voltaire
Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. - H. L. Mencken
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. - Anne Bradstreet
It is almost impossible to write about those moments and feelings of indescribable joy and ecstasy which only a soul can realize. Your silent, pleasant, and blissful presence often gives me those moments. - Debasish Mridha
Peace is always pleasant, always kind. - Debasish Mridha
The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer. Lady Gregory, Finn, Son of Cumhal - Lady Gregory, “Finn, Son of Cumhal”
The prospect of a long day at the beach makes me panic. There is no harder work I can think of than taking myself off to somewhere pleasant, where I am forced to stay for hours and 'have fun'. - Phillip Lopate
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires. - Dorothy Parker
For no one, in our long decline,So dusty, spiteful and divided,Had quite such pleasant friends as mine,Or loved them half as much as I did. - Hilaire Belloc
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided. - Bible
I make honorable things pleasant to children." A teacher from Sparta - David Brooks
The most pleasant surprise is to get lost in the beauty of life. - Debasish Mridha
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
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! - Bible
InsomniaI cannot get to sleep tonight.I toss and turn and flop.I try to count some fluffy sheepwhile o'er a fence they hop.I try to think of pleasant dreamsof places really cool.I don't know why I cannot sleep -I slept just fine at school. - Kathy Kenney-Marshall
Leave a person alone who had a unpleasant past if you cant make his future a pleasant, you would do worse - Abayasinha
Peace lets us to be more pleasant. - Debasish Mridha
When you fill others lives with love and happiness,your life will be full with pleasant surprises. - Debasish Mridha
Joy come and go like pleasant breeze. It's the miseries that stick in you like thorns - until you realize that it's all your doing. - Sadghuru
Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember. - Unknown
It is pleasant at times to play the madman. - Seneca
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. - William Shakespeare
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. - Voltaire
Although I was able to maintain a pleasant expression, I was mentally throwing up in her face. - Augusten Burroughs
People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. - Helen Keller
Happiness is the satisfaction you feel. There's delight, joy, excitement and pleasant surprise. - Dee Dee Artner
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out, and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. - John Milton
Home is— Where the heart wants to dwell, Where the mind wants to dance, Where the air is always pleasant, And where love is always abundant. - Debasish Mridha
May your birthday be as pleasant and awesome as you always are. - Debasish Mridha
Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are traveling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant --- and let the air out of their tires. - Dorothy Parker
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires. - Dorothy Parker
Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. - Bible
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us. - William Shakespeare
Her date was pleasant enough, but she knew that if her life was a movie this guy would be buried in the credits as something like "Second Tall Man". - Russell Beland
What we earn in life? People heart? Enemies? Just think, why we live this world? Be pleasant, Be honest, Be peaceful. - Samdoss
To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Do pleasant things yourself, but unpleasant things through others. - Baltasar Gracian
Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one. - Voltaire
To talk about peace is pleasant and kind. To help others to live in peace is an expression of compassion and love. - Debasish Mridha
Unrealistic expectations often lead to disappointment, while simple unbiased attention and detachment to outcome often lead to pleasant surprises. - Gary Hopkins
Today is a special day for you and for the universe. Today you started your life’s journey and the universe got a precious gift and that is you. I am wishing you a day of joy to fill your life with pleasant surprises. - Debasish Mridha
It was almost pleasant, in a life-sucks-but-at-least-there's-good-music sort of way. - Lauren Myracle
To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them. - Charles Buxton
Years ago my mother said to me, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. - Mary Chase
The past always looks better than it was; it's only pleasant because it isn't here. - Finley Peter Dunne
There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book. - Arthur Conan Doyle
God always provides a pleasant memory to help ease the pain of a bad experience. - Peggy Toney Horton
Even when we earn a lot of money, how we earn it should be a pleasant experience. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
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. - Gautama Buddha
I'm always sorry when pleasant things end. Something still pleasanter may come after, but you can never be sure. - L. M. Montgomery
If a person starts always analyzing everything before saying to the people so that the thoughts are pleasant, then most probably s/he would not be able to say ever anything excellent. - Anuj Somany
The secret of success is a pleasant personality with a sincere enthusiastic attitude. - Debasish Mridha
Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. - Steve Goodier
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vicesMake instruments to plague us. - William Shakespeare
Most people will be a great success if they focus on doing what is important and not what is urgent or pleasant. - Debasish Mridha
It is often pleasant to stone a martyr, no matter how much we admire him. - John Barth
Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is. - Thomas Carlyle
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. - Bible
Harsh winters precede pleasant springs. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The midsummer sun shines but dim, The fields strive in vain to look gay; But when I am happy in Him December's as pleasant as May. - John Newton
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