But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings should not play at. Nations would do well To extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby minds Are gratified with mischief, and who spoil, Because men suffer it, their toy the world.
If there is anything to one's praise, it is a foolish vanity to be gratified at it; and, if it is abusewhy one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or other!Richard Brinsley Sheridan
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.aesop
"She, however, attentively watched my looks, and her artist's pride was gratified, no doubt, to read my heartfelt admiration in my eyes."anne brontë
Love gratified, is love satisfied — and love satisfied, is indifference begun.samuel richardson
What in her do I require? The face of gratified desire.aaron weiss
From loveless youth to unrespected age, No passion gratified, except her rage, So much the fury still outran the wit, That pleasure miss'd her, and the scandal hit.Alexander Pope
Let us never forget that, to be profited, that is, to be spiritually improved in knowledge, faith, holiness, joy, and love, is the end of hearing sermons, and not merely to have our taste gratified by genius, eloquence, and oratory.