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“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.”
Edgar Allan Poe
“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”
“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”
“There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it”
“The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived”
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
“Tell me what gives a man or woman their greatest pleasure and I'll tell you their philosophy of life.”
“Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”
“The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading.”
“... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.”
Dr. Carl Sagan
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