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1. "Free love may try to dissolve, and the concubinate to desecrate, the holiest tie, as it pleases; but, for the vast majority of our race, marriage remains the foundation of human society and the family retains its position as the primordial sphere in sociology."
Author: Abraham Kuyper
2. "As far as show business, it's the gratification of doing something that pleases the fans."
Author: Bobby Sherman
3. "You deny it all you want, but you are mine. Call it passion, call it obsession, call it whatever pleases you, but you run hot and wild in my blood, Katherine-I cannot give you up."
Author: Brenda Joyce
4. "For the power of Man to make himself what he pleases means... the power of some men to make other men what THEY please."
Author: C.S. Lewis
5. "Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases."
Author: Cees Nooteboom
6. "So you can't please all the people all the time. All you can do is what pleases you, and hope that it pleases other people.I love my readers, and I respect my readers, but I'm not going to simplify or echo myself, copy myself, just so the sales will be better."
Author: Clive Barker
7. "The world may believe as it pleases."
Author: Cole Younger
8. "A schoolchild should be taught grammar--for the same reason that a medical student should study anatomy. Having learned about the exciting mysteries of an English sentence, the child can then go forth and speak and write any damn way he pleases."
Author: E.B. White
9. "Nonfiction speaks to the head. Fiction speaks to the heart. Poetry speaks to the soul. It's the essence of beauty. The essence of pain. It pleases the eye and the ear."
Author: Ellen Hopkins
10. "What pleases is what is terrible, gentle, and poetic."
Author: Georges Franju
11. "He gets every vote who combines the useful with the pleasant, and who, at the same time he pleases the reader, also instructs him."
Author: Horace
12. "I have given you your liberty, Lucius, is that not enough for you? But I have noticed that you and your family seem less than happy of late. . . . What is it about my presence in your home that displeases you, Lucius?""Nothing — nothing, my Lord!""Such lies, Lucius . . ."
Author: J.K. Rowling
13. "To explain the matter I will employ a simile, which yet, I confess is very dissimilar; but its dissimilitude is greatly in favour of my sentiments. A rich man bestows, on a poor and famishing beggar, alms by which he may be able to maintain himself and his family. Does it cease to be a pure gift, because the beggar extends his hand to receive it? Can it be said with propriety, that 'the alms depended partly on THE LIBERALITY of the Donor, and partly on THE LIBERTY of the Receiver,' though the latter would not have possessed the alms unless he had received it by stretching out his hand? Can it be correctly said, BECAUSE THE BEGGAR IS ALWAYS PREPARED TO RECEIVE, that 'he can have the alms, or not have it, just as he pleases?' If these assertions cannot be truly made about a beggar who receives alms, how much less can they be made about the gift of faith, for the receiving of which far more acts of Divine Grace are required!"
Author: James Arminius
14. "Beauty could be defined simply as 'that which pleases.' But there is another aspect to art, and that... is the sublime. Like the mushroom cloud of the atom bomb, or the vastness of space as projected to us by satellite... the greatness of the experience goes beyond your ethical and aesthetic judgment, cutting you free from the binding ego of yourself. With the diminishment of your ego, the less there is of you, the more you see the sublime."
Author: Jen Wang
15. "Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases."
Author: Jeremy Collier
16. "Indeed, to know is something that pleases talkers and boasters, but to do is that which pleases God. Not"
Author: John Bunyan
17. "We tend to run our whole life trying to avoid all that hurts or displeases us, noticing the objects, people, or situations that we think will give us pain or pleasure, avoiding one and pursuing the other."
Author: Joko Beck
18. "The unchanging Man of history is wonderfully adaptable cloth by his power of endurance and in his capacity for detachment. The fact seems to be that the play of his destiny is too great for his fears and too mysterious for his understanding. Were the trump of the Last Judgement to sound suddenly on a working day the musician at his piano would go on with his performance of Beethoven's Sonata and the cobbler at his stall stick to his last in undisturbed confidence in the virtues of the leather. And with perfect propriety. For what are we to let ourselves be disturbed by an angel's vengeful music too mighty for our ears and too awful for our terrors ? Thus it happens to us to be struck suddenly by the lightning of wrath. The reader will go on reading if the book pleases him and the critic will go on criticizing with that faculty of detachment born perhaps from a sense of infinite littleness and wich is yet the only faculty that seems to assimilate man to the immortal gods."
Author: Joseph Conrad
19. "I find it upsetting to see the erosion of manners. It's very scary. Where are the 'pleases' and 'thank yous?'"
Author: Julian Lennon
20. "The more one pleases generally, the less one pleases profoundly."
Author: Krister Stendahl
21. "MY THESIS, in simplest terms, is: Let anyone do anything he pleases, so long as it is peaceful; the role of government, then, is to keep the peace...Keeping the peace means no more than prohibiting persons from unpeaceful actions...When government goes beyond this, that is, when government prohibits peaceful actions, such prohibitions themselves are, prima facie, unpeaceful."
Author: Leonard E. Read
22. "Each state, so that it does not abridge the great fundamental rights belonging, under the Constitution, to all citizens, may grant or withhold such civil rights as it pleases; all that is required is that, in this respect, its laws shall be impartial."
Author: Lyman Trumbull
23. "Indeed? Well, I shall bring you presents so long as it pleases me and so long as I see things that will enhance your charms. I shall bring you dark-green watered silk for a frock to match the bonnet. And I warn you that I am not kind. I am tempting you with bonnets and bangles and leading you into a pit. Always remember I never do anything without reason and I never give anything without expecting something in return. I always get paid."
Author: Margaret Mitchell
24. "If young women were not deceived into a belief that affectation pleases, they would scarcely trouble themselves to practise it so much."
Author: Maria Edgeworth
25. "A young sailor boy came to see me today. It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage, and tell me how much they have learned about navigation."
Author: Maria Mitchell
26. "I love the writers of my thousand books. It pleases me to think how astonished old Homer, whoever he was, would be to find his epics on the shelf of such an unimaginable being as myself, in the middle of an unrumored continent. I love the large minority of the writers on my shelves who have struggled with words and thoughts and, by my lights, have lost the struggle. All together they are my community, the creators of the very idea of books, poetry, and extended narratives, and of the amazing human conversation that has taken place across the millennia, through weal and woe, over the heads of interest and utility."
Author: Marilynne Robinson
27. "We also know that God is no respecter of persons. A plain factory hand who does his work faithfully pleases God just as much as a minister of the Word."
Author: Martin Luther
28. "The wild ivy grows wherever it pleases."
Author: Marty Rubin
29. "No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not."
Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
30. "We cannot without depraving our minds endeavour to please a lover or husband but in proportion as he pleases us."
Author: Mary Shelley
31. "What pleases me most is that sustainable development is on almost everybody's agenda now."
Author: Maurice Strong
32. "Fortune does us neither good nor hurt; she only presents us the matter and the seed, which our soul, more powerful than she, turns and applies as she best pleases; the sole cause and sovereign mistress of her own happy or unhappy condition."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
33. "My business is only to keep myself in motion, whilst motion pleases me; I only walk for the walk's sake."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
34. "Draw a line; draw a line that pleases you. And remember that it is not the artist's role to copy the outlines of things but to create a world of his own lines on paper." (pp.28-29)"
Author: Milan Kundera
35. "Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it."
Author: Moses Mendelssohn
36. "One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral, and transitory. It comes when it pleases,and goes away without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back."
Author: Napoleon Hill
37. "A hint of fire in his eyes, he glanced up at her. "If that displeases you, lass, I can leave you here for the next savior who comes along."
Author: Pamela Clare
38. "I called Monsieur Menicucci, and he asked anxiously about my pipes. I told him they were holding up well. "That pleases me," he said, "because it is minus five degrees, the roads are perilous, and I am fifty-eight years old. I am staying at home." He paused, then added, "I shall play the clarinet."
Author: Peter Mayle
39. "Let your rest be perfect in its season, like the rest of waters that are still. If you will have a model or your living, take neither the stars, for they fly without ceasing, nor the ocean that ebbs and flows, nor the river that cannot stay, but rather let your life be like that of the summer air, which has times of noble energy and times of perfect peace. It fills the sails of ships upon the sea, and the miller thanks it on the breezy uplands; it works generously for the health and wealth of all men, yet it claims it hours of rest.. "I have pushed the fleet, I have turned the mill, I have refreshed the city, and now though the captain may walk impatiently on the quarter-deck, and the miller swear, and the city stink, I will stir no more until it pleases me."
Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
40. "It is not the ability to walk that pleases God, it is the desire to walk. The desire to do the right thing. The truest measure of a man is what he desires. The measure of that desire is seen in the actions that follow."
Author: Richard Paul Evans
41. "Write what pleases you.If you please others in the process it's a bonus. ROY A HIGGINS"
Author: Roy A. Higgins
42. "A boy may be as disagreeable as he pleases, but when a girl refuses to crap sunshine on command, the world mutters darkly about her moods."
Author: Scott Lynch
43. "But you're worried I'll get in trouble?" I try not to show how much this pleases me. I've managed to ignore him for days now and here I sit. Lapping up his attention like a neglected puppy. My voice takes on an edge. "Why do you care? I've ignored you for days."His smile fades. He looks serious, mockingly so. "Yeah. You got to stop that."
Author: Sophie Jordan
44. "Most people seem to take pleasure in feeling superior to someone. I'm not like that, which pleases me because it makes me feel superior."
Author: Steven Brust
45. "I abhor crime novels in which the main character can behave however he or she pleases, or do things that normal people do not do, without those actions having social consequences."
Author: Stieg Larsson
46. "Science is a perception of the world around us. Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you."
Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
47. "Being able to do exactly as one pleases is the surest way to remain perpetually unpleased."
Author: Sydney J. Harris
48. "I wish the rose was as beautiful as the woman who gives it as a gift...but to say so would be to lie. But I will accept the lesser if it pleases the greater of the two...and I say, THANK YOU"
Author: Tonny K. Brown
49. "Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?"
Author: Walker Percy
50. "It is not the pain that is pleasing to God, child. It is the soul's endurance in faith and hope and love in spite of bodily afflictions that pleases Heaven."
Author: Walter Miller

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We know the value of the things for which we suffer. In this modern day and age, things and people are not actually losing value; but it is the knowledge of the value that is lost. Because in this day and age, everyone wants something that is easy. The easier, the better. And therefore all value is lost, and lost from all things that exist for which one has not toiled or suffered to some degree. All things valuable are worth suffering for. And indeed, the same thing can be multiplied in value, when you add your blood to it through suffering for it."
Author: C. JoyBell C.

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