Quotations on Delight

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Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Peace, Delight, Desire, Mind)

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Change, Nature, Delight, Loss, Nothing)

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Beauty, Life, Delight, First, Pretty, Years)

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Love, Men, Women, Certainty, Delight, Evil, Lies)

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
- Venerable Bede
(Keywords: Wisdom, Knowledge, Day, Delight, Words)

I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
- Venerable Bede
(Keywords: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
- Sissela Bok
(Keywords: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Nature, Delight, Wonders)

If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good.
- James Boswell
(Keywords: Power, Delight, World)

Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Men, Afterlife, Delight, Heaven, Nothing, Wonders)

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges
(Keywords: Angels, Delight, Gardens, Night, Walking)

However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

From heav'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring.
- Thomas Campion
(Keywords: Thoughts, Delight, Spring)

For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Peace, Delight, Pleasure, Temperance)

As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Decency, Delight, Necessity, Pleasure)

As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it.
- Margaret Cavendish
(Keywords: Mother, Delight, Gay)

He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can.
- Leslie Charteris
(Keywords: Life, Romance, Delight, Living)

The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration.
- Carol P. Christ
(Keywords: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

Intelligence is nothing without delight.
- Paul Claudel
(Keywords: Intelligence, Delight, Nothing)

You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.
- Alan Cohen
(Keywords: Truth, Delight, Gravity, Will)

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
- e. e. cummings
(Keywords: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
- John Denham
(Keywords: Wisdom, Books, Delight, Piety)

Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight.
- Helen Dunmore
(Keywords: Books, Children, Delight, Will)

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Food, Delight, Favorite, Word)

I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive.
- J. William Fulbright
(Keywords: Power, Delight, Efficiency, Question, Weapons)

The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
- John Gay
(Keywords: Love, Delight, Mercy)

Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
- John Gay
(Keywords: Love, Cowards, Delight, Mercy)

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Truth, Heart, Deep, Delight, Giving, Joy, Sorrow, Weeping)

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Truth, Heart, Delight, Weeping)

I delight not in spreading any thing mysterious, for I consider it all lost time; but the things that all of us can see and know if we will.
- Elias Hicks
(Keywords: Time, Delight, Will)

The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God.
- Ernest Holmes
(Keywords: God, Delight, Self, Universe)

There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Keywords: Beauty, Impression, Delight, May, State, Ugly)

You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Company, Daughters, Delight, Wonder)

An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it.
- John Paul Jones
(Keywords: Peace, War, Blood, Delight, First)

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Love, Delight, Garden, May)

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Delight, Ecstasy, Will, World)

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
- Milan Kundera
(Keywords: Fear, Delight, Exaggeration, Humility, Limits, Ridicule)

I think most people read and re-read the things that they have liked. That's certainly true in my case. I re-read Pound a great deal, I re-read Williams, I re-read Thomas, I re-read the people whom I cam to love when I was at what you might call a formative stage.
- Hugh Laurie
(Keywords: Life, Goals, Hope, Children, Delight, Job, Nothing, Now)

Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art.
- George Henry Lewes
(Keywords: Art, Truth, Knowledge, Books, Delight, Guidance)

Not only is there no need of an intermediary through whom He would want you to speak to Him, but He finds His delight in having you treat with Him personally and in all confidence.
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Keywords: Confidence, Delight, Want)

Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
- John Locke
(Keywords: Love, Thought, Idea, Delight, Present)

From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.
- Lucretius
(Keywords: Heart, Bitterness, Delight, Flowers)

Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
- John Masefield
(Keywords: Poetry, Amusement, Being, Community, Delight, Man, Press, Printing)

Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy; they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.
- Gerald Massey
(Keywords: Life, Delight, Joy, Smile)

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!
- Anthony de Mello
(Keywords: Truth, Heart, Delight, First, Mystery)

There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
- Herman Melville
(Keywords: Being, Delight, Mankind, Proof, World)

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Keywords: Imagination, Life, Delight, Order)

Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
- Joanna Newsom
(Keywords: Idea, Delight, Excitement)



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