To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We know that Heaven chastens those whom it loves best; being pleased by repeated trials, to make . . . pure spirits more pure.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I would do what I pleased, and doing what I pleased, I should have my will, and having my will, I should be contented; and when one is contented, there is no more to be desired; and when there is no more to be desired, there is an end of it.
Miguel de Cervantes
I do not write with ease, nor am I ever pleased with anything I write. And so I rewrite.
Ten years in this job is a really long time. These are tough assignments. I'm pleased I'm leaving in an amicable, civilized, mutually respectful way. Leslie felt it was time for a change and so did I.
They are so pleased to find out other people's secrets. It distracts public attention from their own.
I am pleased with our offensive approach and our competitive at bats. If we play 27 outs we are going to give ourselves an opportunity.
There is nowhere you need go to find God, for God is within you. There is no one you need ask if you are good enough, for He has already established He is exceedingly well pleased.
We were pleased the tent was put up correctly and the suits went on properly and quickly, ... And we worked well with the Med-Act people. Our one frustration, inside the tent, was that when we were ready (to decontaminate) another person we didn't (always) have a bed outside to transport the previous patient away.
Learn to be pleased with everything...because it could always be worse, but isn't!
A man follows the path laid out for him. He does his duty to God and his King. He does what he must do, not what pleases him. God's truth, boy, what kind of world would this be if every man did what pleased him alone? Who would plough the fields and reap the harvest, if every man had the right to say, 'I don't want to do that.' In this world there is a place for every man, but every man must know his place.
Wine makes a man better pleased with himself. I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others. Sometimes it does. But the danger is, that while a man grows better pleased with himself, he may be growing less pleasing to others. Wine gives a man nothing. It neither gives him knowledge nor wit; it only animates a man, and enables him to bring out what a dread of the company has presented.