Quotations on Enjoyment

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True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Friendship, Happiness, Conversation, Enjoyment, First, Self)

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone.
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Being, Enjoyment, Listening, Man, Wrong)

Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Fancy, Future)

It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Act, Contemplation, Enjoyment, May)

Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Ideas, Cartoons, Enjoyment, Events, Relaxation)

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Being, Enjoyment, State)

Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Happiness, Work, Enjoyment, Man)

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Civilization, Climate, Enjoyment, Luxury, Unconscious)

Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Thought, Enjoyment, Key, Miser, World)

Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done, so emotional.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Space)

The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Art, Criticism, Enjoyment, Public)

Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.
- Hugh Blair
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Man, Mediocrity)

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
- Giovanni Boccaccio
(Keywords: Earth, Enjoyment, Heaven, Lovers)

Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Content, Enjoyment, Man, Philosophy, State)

The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.
- Norman O. Brown
(Keywords: Capitalism, Enjoyment, Future)

The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Government, Performance, Act, Duty, Enjoyment, Exercise, Rights, states, United, Will, Word)

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
- Frances Burney
(Keywords: Ambition, Contentment, Enjoyment, Expectation, First, Mind)

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Happiness, Nature, Enjoyment, Satisfaction)

As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted.
- Alex Campbell
(Keywords: Beginning, Enjoyment, Fulfillment, Now, Pleasure)

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
- DeWitt Clinton
(Keywords: Power, Knowledge, Wealth, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Shadow, Space, Vanity)

The friends whom I have are invaluable, and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment; and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world.
- George Combe
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Friends, Mind, Rest, World)

Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Struggle, Taste)

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Life, Change, Experience, Mistake, Growth, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mankind)

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
- Claude Debussy
(Keywords: Beauty, Effort, Enjoyment, Senses)

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Clothes, Conservative, Enjoyment, Gentleman, Liberal, Right)

This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Keywords: Work, Awards, Ceremony, Enjoyment, Pride, Sound)

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
- Epictetus
(Keywords: Desire, Enjoyment, Freedom)

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
- Francois Fenelon
(Keywords: Enjoyment, Expectation, Spiritual)

In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest.
- J. William Fulbright
(Keywords: Society, People, Countries, Enjoyment, Example, Freedom, Living, World)

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Keywords: Knowledge, Act, Enjoyment, Learning, Possession)

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
- Paul Goodman
(Keywords: Goal, Enjoyment, Feeling)

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
- Napoleon Hill
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Success, Work, Enjoyment, Man, Mind)

Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps, it's so gratifying. I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play as I did of entertaining people myself.
- Bobby Hull
(Keywords: People, Enjoyment, Footsteps, Play)

What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and... make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did.
- Bobby Hull
(Keywords: People, Enjoyment, Play)

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Keywords: Body, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mind, United)

Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Equality, Happiness, Enjoyment, Pleasure)

Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Enjoyment, Want)

What looks like enjoyment is the sneer of contempt. That's not a smile.
- Jack Kevorkian
(Keywords: Contempt, Enjoyment, Smile)

There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Death, Life, Enjoyment, Insects)

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Birth , Dying, Enjoyment, Giving, Labor, Man, Struggle, Woman)

The lesson adults can learn here is that the world is filled with things for our enjoyment.
- Allen Klein
(Keywords: Enjoyment, World)

That idea of URL was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon.
- Jack LaLanne
(Keywords: People, Drinks, Enjoyment, Living, Wine)

He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Keywords: Love, Enemy, Enjoyment, Malice)

The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
- James Loeb
(Keywords: Time, Attention, Day, Enjoyment, Literature, Past, Schools, Teaching)

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
- Horace Mann
(Keywords: Education, Quality, Enjoyment, Infinite, Quantity)

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
- Marshall McLuhan
(Keywords: Action, Appetite, Enjoyment, Expression, Will, World)

I am just learning to notice the different colors of the stars, and already begin to have a new enjoyment.
- Maria Mitchell
(Keywords: Colors, Enjoyment, Learning, Stars)

The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property.
- John H. Morgan
(Keywords: People, Enjoyment, Rights, Property)



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