Please Quotes

He labors vainly, who endeavors to please every person.

Let no man rashly determine, that his unwillingness to be pleased is a proof of understanding, unless his superiority appears from less doubtful evidence; for though peevishness may sometimes justly boast its descent from learning or from wit, it is much oftener of base extraction, the child of vanity and nursling of ignorance.

Whoever rises above those who once pleased themselves with equality, will have many malevolent gazers at his eminence.

We all live in the hope of pleasing somebody; and the pleasure of pleasing ought to be greatest, and always will be greatest, when our endeavors are exerted in consequence of our duty.

Please all, and you will please none.

If you try to please everyone, someone is not going to like it.

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

Writers, composers, entertainers and such know an awful truth: it is easier to please a million people you don’t know than to please one you do know.

Please, v. To lay the foundation for a superstructure of imposition.

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.