quotes tagged with 'pleasure'

...looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them

Author: LM Montgomery, Source: Anne of Green GablesSaved by l1nds4y in happiness pleasure future 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When Pleasure takes priority over passion, your personality gets infected by procrastination

Author: Prabakaran Thirumalai, Source: http://www.braintrainingtools.org/skills/when-pleasure-takes-p...Saved by sivagamimurugan550 in pleasure procrastination quotes quotes quotes quotes personality brain brain training tools 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.

Author: William Martin, Source: The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern ParentsSaved by jarvie in happiness pleasure children joy simplicity ordinary extraordinary mourning 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I may, I suppose, regard myself as a relatively successful man.  People occasionally stare at me in the streets: that’s fame.  I can fairly easily earn enough to qualify for admission to the highest lopes of the internal revenue.  That’s success.    Furnished with money and even a little fame, even the elderly if they care to may partake of trendy diversions.  That’s pleasure.  It might happen once in a while that  something I said or wrote was sufficiently headed for me to persuade myself that it represented a serious impact on our time.  That’s fulfillment.  Yet I say to you and beg you to believe me.  Multiply these tiny triumphs by a million, add them all together, and they are nothing – less than nothing – a positive impediment measured against one draft of that Living Water Christ offers to the spiritually thirsty, irrespective of who or what they are.

Author: Malcolm Muggeridge, Source: from "Jesus Rediscovered," as quoted by Ravi Zacharias in "Understanding the Spirit of the Age"Saved by ImaWriterIII in success pleasure fame christianity fulfillment malcolmmuggeridge rzquotes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You have observed how some of your friends try to live a double standard of life. They want to appear to their parents and church leaders as though they are doing the right things, but secretly they do otherwise. They may have moments of excitement they consider pleasure, but they can never be at peace or truly happy. They fight against themselves internally and run the risk of destroying mind and body.


When you are alone with your friends, talk about doing good and being good. The feelings you will have, the promptings that will come to you, will powerfully motivate you for good. Those who do wrong and scheme to get away with it will never know such feelings. If you don’t feel comfortable with the thought of discussing good with your friends, they are not your friends. Change them.

Author: Elder Richard G. Scott, Source: http://tinyurl.com/lnkjreSaved by mlsscaress in happiness body mind behavior pleasure good standards friends conversation comfortlevel 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Another great advantage of joy, contrasted with pleasure, is that joy overrides routine, which, otherwise, could make us bored. We don't know, for instance, how many times Heavenly Father has been through the plan of salvation before with other of His children elsewhere before our particular sequence on this planet. God even hints at the repetitiveness of His redemption when He says, "[My] course is one eternal round" (see 1 Nephi 10:19; Alma 7:20; D&C 3:2). Yet God is never bored by what might seem mere routine. Why? Because of His perfect love for His children! What He calls "my work and my glory" brings abundant and pure joy! (see Moses 1:39).

Author: NEAL A. MAXWELL, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7926&x=36&y=10Saved by mlsscaress in pleasure joy perspective routine bored repetitiveness 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A major point about joy is that joy is obviously of a higher order than mere pleasure. Pleasure is perishable. It has a short shelf life. Mere pleasure is not lasting because it is constantly feeding on itself. Thus the appetites of the natural man, though frequently fed, are never filled. For instance, even as gluttony digests its latest glob, it begins anticipating its next meal. The same pattern prevails with regard to the praise of men, to lust, and to greed. Strange as it seems, so far as the carnal pleasures are concerned, the very act of their consumption insures the cancellation of their satisfactions. They just do not last!


Joy, on the other hand, is lasting. It involves the things that really matter, such as being forgiven and forgiving another. One true test of ultimate value has to do with whether or not something is lasting. Of so many human endeavors, even those celebrated with great excitement, the child's question in one of Southey's poems stands as a stark reminder: "But what good came of it at last?" (Robert Southey, The Battle of Blenheim [1798], st. 11). This criterion is not one to which the things of the flesh can successfully respond.


The carnal pleasures cannot finally deliver. In fact, there is a scripture in the Book of Mormon declaring that the adversary lets his followers down at the last day (see Alma 30:60). He can't finally deliver. It is Jesus who is the Great Deliverer!

Author: NEAL A. MAXWELL, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7926&x=36&y=10Saved by mlsscaress in satisfaction pleasure joy flesh forgiving appetites lasting consumption 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Another word of counsel as you plan the course of your life. To do the special things given to this generation, you will need to guard against selfishness. One of the tendencies most individuals have which simply must be overcome is the tendency to be selfish. All that you can do now while you are young and are more pliant to become less selfish and more selfless will be an important and lasting contribution to the quality of your life in the years, and in the eternity, to come. You will be a much better wife or a much better husband, a better mother or a better father, if you can change the tendency to be selfish. Your children whom you will not know for a few years yet have an interest in your conquest of selfishness.

As in all things, we have the example of the Savior on the cross at Calvary. He did something that he was not forced to do—something which would benefit others with the gift of immortality which Jesus already had. His was the supreme act of selflessness.

You may recall reading in 3 Nephi about the visit of the resurrected Jesus to this continent and how after blessing the children he wept twice and he also said, “And now behold, my joy is full” (3 Ne. 17:20).

True joy can only come from giving ourselves to correct causes such as the building up of the kingdom, causes that are in a sense larger than we are. Pleasure tends to be self-centered. True joy always includes others.

Now is the time to set your life’s goals. Now is the time to set your standards firmly and then hold to them throughout your life.
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: President Kimball Speaks Out on Planning Your Life, Tambuli, J...Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist goals pleasure joy mother husband wife charity contribution standards father selfless firm 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Above all, be a genuine friend to the individuals and families you teach. As the Savior declared to us, "I will call you friends, for you are my friends" (D&C 93:45). A friend makes more than a dutiful visit each month. A friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend loves. A friend listens, and a friend reaches out.
Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "To the Home Teachers of the Church," Ensign, May 1987, 48; ht...Saved by mlsscaress in duty friend pleasure listen hometeaching care genuine visitingteaching concern reachout 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Correct conduct under stress is more likely when one has correct expectations about life.

To err by having naive expectations concerning the purposes of life is to err everlastingly. Life is neither a pleasure palace through whose narrow portals we pass briefly, laughingly, and heedlessly before extinction, nor is life a cruel predicament in an immense and sad wasteland. It is the middle (but briefest) estate of the three estates in man's carefully constructed continuum of experience.
Author: Neal A Maxwell, Source: Taking Up the Cross, Firesite BYU 4 Jan 1976: http://speeches....Saved by mlsscaress in experience pleasure conduct expectations stress predicament 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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