Quotation Explorer - 'Pleased'

Bondage is when the mind longs for something, grieves about something, rejects something, holds on to something, is pleased about something or displeased about something. - Ashṭāvakra
I had done all that I could, and no Man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little. - Samuel Johnson
You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
I am very pleased you like my stories. They are studies in prose, put for Romance's sake into fanciful form: meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find simplicity in a subtle strangeness. - Oscar Wilde
ARTLESSNESS, n. A certain engaging quality to which women attain by long study and severe practice upon the admiring male, who is pleased to fancy it resembles the candid simplicity of his young. - Ambrose Bierce
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves. - Lord Chesterfield
We cannot infer from prosperity that God is pleased with us, nor can we infer from adversity that he is displeased with us. - Wilson Benton
He will unfailingly be pleased with our patience and take note of our diligence and perseverance. - Francis de Sales
down with hell and heaven and all the religious fussinfinity pleased our parents one inch looks good to us - E.E. Cummings
If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing. - Saint Augustine
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied. - Plutarch
WITTICISM, n. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted, and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a "joke." - Ambrose Bierce
All communication is a sign of failure. If everybody is pleased with the situation, then there is no need for communication. - Peter Gärdenfors
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy - Isaac Newton
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. - Ronald Reagan
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.' - Earl Warren
The very essence of politeness is to take care that by our words and actions we make other people pleased with us as well as with themselves. - Jean de La Bruyère
War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vegans are always wrong, but damn pleased with themselves - Rasmussen
Then I made her understand that, where she was concerned, I was only a poor dog, ready to die for her. But that she could marry the young man she pleased because she had cried with me, and mingled her tears with mine. ~ Erik - Gaston Leroux
No one is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, their fondness for themselves. - Samuel Johnson
A Muslim must not hate his wife and if he be displeased with one bad quality in her, then let him be pleased with another that is good. - Anonymous
When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream. - John Lennon
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Welcome, welcomePlease feel welcomedWelcome, oh welcomeWe are pleased to have you here. - CJ Quinn
I do not pretend to say that I was not very much pleased with him; but while I have Udolpho to read, I feel as if nobody could make me miserable. - Jane Austen
The key to knowing joy is being easily pleased. - Mark Nepo
I am pleased God made my skin black. I only wish He had to made it thicker. - Curt Flood
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
If my tears spilled spontaneously at that moment it’s because I immediately understood that what was happening, like in a dream, was the treat you had prepared for me I felt your friendship much stronger than if you had thanked me a million times that what pleased and touched me. - Ai Yazawa
Whatever one does, someone is always happy...then again, someone else is not pleased - ArLeaBelle
When I meet people, I no longer say "Hi, I'm , pleased to meet you." Now I say "Hi, I'm number one bestselling author . Worship me. - Derek Landy
She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go. - Dorothy Parker
I do not write with ease, nor am I ever pleased with anything I write. And so I rewrite. - Margaret Mitchell
People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
May it please your Majesty I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me whose servant I am here. - William Lenthall
Pride, like laudanun and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
If you are not pleased with what you see with your eyes, close your eyes and learn to see from your heart, this is where the true beauty lies. - Fabulous Godwin
This I think I have learned: where there is love, the form does not matter, and the gods are pleased. This I have observed: what occurs in nature, comes by the hand of nature, and if the gods did not approve, it would not be there~ Moondance k'Treva (Magic's Pawn) - Mercedes Lackey
...convinced that in trying to please all, he had pleased none, and had lost his ass into the bargain. - Aesop
You'll be pleased to hear, Christopher, that I am no longer a Muslim liberal but an atheist [....] I find that it obviates the necessity for any cognitive dissonance. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
...atheism is not a conscious act of turning away from all gods. It is simply the final destination for those who think. ...you will be pleased to discover that the sky does not fall down on your head. ... if you still want to pray, you can (the success rate of your prayers is unlikely to change). - Guy P. Harrison
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others. - Samuel Johnson
It was hard and sour, but, as Poushkin said, the illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths. I saw a happy man, one whose dearest dream had come true, who had attained his goal in life, who had got what he wanted, and was pleased with his destiny and with himself. - Anton Chekhov
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