65 Gratification Quotes On Success In Life

These gratification quotes will inspire you. Gratification is pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging gratification quotes, gratification sayings, and gratification proverbs.

Best Gratification Quotes

  1. “No occupation is more worthy of an intelligent and enlightened mind than the study of Nature and natural objects; and whether we labor to investigate the structure and function of the human system, whether we direct our attention to the classification and habits of the animal kingdom, or prosecute our researches in the more pleasing and varied field of vegetable life, we shall constantly find some new object to attract our attention, some fresh beauties to excite our imagination and some previously undiscovered source of gratification and delight.” ~ Joseph Paxton
  2. “There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “We live in a world of instant gratification, the world of the quick fix.” ~ Rachael Taylor
  4. “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ~ Helen Keller

  5. “I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.” ~ Joseph Lancaster
  6. “I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.” ~ Gregor Mendel
  7. “The suppression of natural sexual gratification leads to various kinds of substitute gratifications. Natural aggression, for example, becomes brutal sadism which then is an essential mass-psychological factor in imperialistic wars.” ~ Wilhelm Reich
  8. “There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  9. “Kindness is not about instant gratification. More often, it’s akin to a low-risk investment that appreciates steadily over time.” ~ Josh Radnor
  10. “The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.” ~ Learned Hand
  11. “The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one’s family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  12. “Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none” ~ David Brainerd

  13. “Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it’s possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes – clashes of ego.” ~ Taylor Hackford
  14. “The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  15. “I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy instant gratification. I don’t need a script, I don’t people, I don’t need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard.” ~ Jeremy Renner
  16. “I have suffered myself to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never again elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.” ~ Davy Crockett

  17. “If a commodity were in no way useful, – in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, – it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labor might be necessary to procure it.” ~ David Ricardo
  18. “It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.” ~ Aristotle
  19. “As we get past our superficial material wants and instant gratification we connect to a deeper part of ourselves, as well as to others, and the universe.” ~ Judith Wright
  20. “I don’t understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don’t know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family.” ~ Andrew Vachss

  21. “Instant gratification is not soon enough.” ~ Meryl Streep
  22. “Instant gratification takes too long.” ~ Carrie Fisher
  23. “The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.” ~ James Dean
  24. “Many are attracted to social service – the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won’t need social service.” ~ Julian Bond

  25. “Theatre is immediate gratification” ~ Chita Rivera
  26. “Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them.” ~ Ellis Peters
  27. “The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.” ~ George Minot
  28. “The public is usually slow to catch on to new things, and its important that musicians stick to their guns and not look for that instant gratification.” ~ Greg Ginn

  29. “I’m good friends with The Rock, and I talk to him all the time. And he says that, even though his movie career has taken off, he misses the instant gratification of wrestling and the live crowds, and I could see being that way myself.” ~ Trish Stratus
  30. “Mass consumption, advertising, and mass art are a corporate Frankenstein; while they reinforce the system, they also undermine it. By continually pushing the message that we have the right to gratification now, consumerism at its most expansive encouraged a demand for fulfillment that could not so easily be contained by-products.” ~ Ellen Willis
  31. “On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it’s instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years.” ~ Judith Krantz
  32. “The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” ~ Brian Tracy

  33. “And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts, and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification, it is surprising that so much poetry is written.” ~ Mark Strand
  34. “Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience.” ~ Thomas Perry
  35. “To an American, the whole purpose of living, the one constant confirmation of continued existence, is to cram as much as sensual pleasure as possible into one’s mouth more or less continuously. Gratification, instant and lavish, is a birthright” ~ Bill Bryson
  36. “When you are a rock star in front of 20,000 people, you receive instant gratification. A rock star on tour is a king in his domain.” ~ Gene Simmons

  37. “Our novice runs the risk of failure without additional traits: a strong inclination toward originality, a taste for research, and a desire to experience the incomparable gratification associated with the act of discovery itself.” ~ Santiago Ramon y Cajal
  38. “We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the latest miracle skin stuff. It’s all a beautiful £1 billion con foisted upon insecure women by canny cosmetic conglomerates.” ~ Joan Collins
  39. “E-books are great for instant gratification – you see a review somewhere of a book that interests you, and you can start reading it five minutes later.” ~ Anne Lamott
  40. “The gratification of desire is not happiness.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

  41. “I need instant gratification.” ~ Barbra Streisand
  42. “I think I definitely enjoy recording, but I think it’s more fun to go out and perform live, because it’s like instant gratification, you know? You feel the response immediately.” ~ Chris Daughtry
  43. “You seek for knowledge and wisdom as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  44. “Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.” ~ Steve Pavlina

  45. “In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.” ~ Malcolm Muggeridge
  46. “All things come to those who wait.” ~ Violet Fane
  47. “Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it’s no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the” ~ Joan Z. Borysenko
  48. “Good things come to those who wait.” ~ Jess C Scott

  49. “The more you’re drowning in familiarity, the better the fun is. It requires less novelty to produce even more gratification. And it’s something that didn’t come from you. It was about the other thing – the thing you were experiencing, or the people you were with, or the mechanism you were operating, or whatever it might be.” ~ Ian Bogost
  50. “We all [on Aladdin] have a passion to perform and a lot of us trained to do this and there’s a certain gratification from knowing that you did your best work and knowing that you are at the level that you are at.” ~ Adam Jacobs
  51. “Sin is one thing but instinctive reaction or passion is another. These are our reactions: pride, anger, sexual indulgence, hate, greed, and so on. The corresponding sins are the gratification of these passions: when a man acts and brings into corporeal reality those works which were suggested to him by his desires. It is impossible to exist without desires arising, but not to give way to them is by no means impossible.” ~ Dorotheus of Gaza
  52. “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” ~ Mark Twain

  53. “Our ideas of happiness, gratification, contentment, satisfaction, all demand that those feelings come from within us. If you flip that on its head and say “What if I took the world at face value?” and then ask “What can I do with what is given?” it’s an interesting trick to turn around the whole problem of how you feel.” ~ Ian Bogost
  54. “Achievers don’t submit to instant gratification; they INVEST in the LONG-TERM payoff” ~ Darren Hardy
  55. “In short, the enlightenment privatized marriage, taking it out of the public sphere and redefined its purpose as individual gratification, not any ‘broader good’ such as reflecting God’s nature, producing character, or raising children. Slowly but surely, this newer understanding of the meaning of marriage has displaced the older ones in Western culture.” ~ Timothy Keller
  56. “That part of the Englishman’s nature which has found gratification in religion is now drifting into political life.” ~ Beatrice Webb

  57. “What’s the difference between people who feel successful and people who feel they’ve failed? The answer is mindset: If you learn and grow from failure, suddenly it becomes a personal asset. People who are successful don’t want instant gratification. They don’t think about hitting a point of success and never working again. Instead, they ask, How do I improve myself and continue to do that consistently over time?” ~ Eben Pagan
  58. “….goal-directed self-imposed delay of gratification is perhaps the essence of emotional self-regulation: the ability to deny impulse in the service of a goal, whether it be building a business, solving an algebraic equation, or pursuing the Stanley Cup.” ~ Daniel Goleman
  59. “We enjoy some gratification when our good friends die; for though their death leaves us in sorrow, we have the consolatory assurance that they are beyond the ills by which in this life even the best of people are broken down or corrupted.” ~ Saint Augustine
  60. “Introduction – a social ceremony invented by the devil for the gratification of his servants and the plaguing of his enemies.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  61. “… Grief is selfish. It is indulged in for self-gratification, not for love. Cosmic man knows the beauty and unreality of death. Sympathy for the afflicted makes a reality of the affliction by its recognition as an infliction, while sorrow for the loss of anything, or for the »unfortunate« condition of anybody, is forgetful of the beauty and abundance of all-giving God and Nature. The Mind of God knows but one unchanging emotion – ECSTASY – the ecstasy of Love – the ecstasy which has its beginnings in an inner joyousness of one who is far on the road to the discovery of his immortal Self.” ~ Walter Russell
  62. “I’m a sucker for good black skirts and pretty little shirts and kooky tops. I have to admit that shopping satisfies my craving for immediate gratification.” ~ Sophie Ellis Bextor
  63. “Each according to his own way of seeing things, seek one goal, that is gratification.” ~ Immanuel Kant

  64. “If men are discharged of reverence for ancient usage, they will treat this world, almost certainly, as if it were their private property, to be consumed for their sensual gratification; and thus they will destroy in their lust for enjoyment the property of future generations, of their own contemporaries, and indeed their very own capital.” ~ Russell Kirk
  65. “Sexual gratification can only be achieved through the use of machines.” ~ Frank Zappa

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