Quotation Explorer - 'Pleases'

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, as it pleases him, for he can do all things. - Homer
The rain that falls wherever it pleases. I want to be that rain. - Marty Rubin
Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another. - Gautama Buddha
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. - H.L. Mencken
All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight, but does not captivate the affections. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see. - Ayn Rand
look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you... - Colette
I think that you’ve got to make something that pleases you and hope that other people feel the same way. - Thomas Keller
Every man shall find his own desire; there is no one thing which pleases all: one man gathers thorns and another roses. - Petronius
The man whom no one pleases is much more unhappy than the man who pleases no one. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Creation is always an act of affirmation, a lust for life or activity, a restlessness accompanied by art. That art is what pleases and invigorates and mystifies me. - Jean Moreau, Abbey of Kervennec, France
The man may be the head of the household. But the woman is the neck, and she can turn the head whichever way she pleases. - Nia Vardalos
When both partners strive for a marriage that honours and pleases God, they can be assured of an everlasting joy and peace. - Gugu Mona
Giving out of your surplus does not make you generous, it makes your selfishness more tolerable! Giving while you are lacking is what pleases the Lord. - William Branks
PROSPECT, n. An outlook, usually forbidding. An expectation, usually forbidden. Blow, blow, ye spicy breezes -- O'er Ceylon blow your breath, Where every prospect pleases, Save only that of death. Bishop Sheber - Ambrose Bierce
Who ever enters here, honors me; who ever does not-- pleases me. - Anatole France
Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose. - C. Wright Mills
The more one pleases generally, the less one pleases profoundly. - Krister Stendahl
Certainly all virtues are very dear to God, but humility pleases Him above all the others, and it seems that He can refuse it nothing. - Francis de Sales
I beseech Christ for this one thing only, that He will enable me to endure all things courageously, and that He break me as a potter’s vessel or make me strong, as it pleases Him. - Huldrych Zwingli
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Grace is an empowerment to be above and beyond reproach, to live your life at a standard that pleases God. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
The wild ivy grows wherever it pleases. - Marty Rubin
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