Quotation Explorer - 'Delight'

During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight. - Fritjof Capra
Into blinding darkness enter those who worship ignorance and those who delight in knowledge enter into still greater darkness, as it were.
In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. - Oscar Wilde
Psalm 37:44 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. - LaNina King
Delight in your sensuality, in the dance of your desires. Don't be ashamed of it. - Marty Rubin
Light a candle; share the beauty; share the light. Share the blessings and share the delight. - Debasish Mridha
Intelligence is nothing without delight.
Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save. - John Gay
Devotion to God brings great delight. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha. - James Patterson
I am afloat on a sea of foaming joy and delight. - J.P. Martin
Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss. - Dick Gregory
The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight. - Desiderius Erasmus
A hundred objective measurements didn't sum the worth of a garden; only the delight of its users did that. Only the use made it mean something. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own - Emanuel Swedenborg
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty. - Edmund Spenser
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
We’re beings toward death, we’re two-legged, linguistically-conscious creatures born between urine and feces whose body will one day be the culinary delight of terrestrial worms. - Cornel West
If inanimate objects are left to stand in their world, and are not invited out to mingle with our sense of self, they will quietly console and delight us. But to bind possessions up closely with the mind is less than fair to both. - Kennedy Fraser
The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration. - Karl Lagerfeld
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. - Kahlil Gibran
The gift of words, the source of enjoyment, the source of delight that comes within and the unfading beauty and energy of words. - Euginia Herlihy
Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them. - Samuel Pepys
Happiness is the satisfaction you feel. There's delight, joy, excitement and pleasant surprise. - Dee Dee Artner
The flickering candlelight conspired with the silence, and we only interrupted each other’s reading to share a casual delight. - Keith Donohue
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood. - George Santayana
My everlasting Summer fills heart with laughter like a blooming flower... Her diverse sounds is nature's symphony, sprinkle delight, with comfort of ocean breeze which needs no attest.. The unique every moment of soul's revival and its sun to shine... - Oksana Rus
All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh. - Doris Lessing
I am going to open myself up to all that is superior in the world and beyond and I am going to spend time trying to take delight in things! Not finding ruin in them! If the ruin of you is what you look for, the ruin of you is what you are going to find! - C. JoyBell C.
The seeking face that will not alter when presented with reason, must delight in its wearer's prideful ignorance. - Justin Kyle McFarlane Beau
Delight yourself in the Lord.He shall give you all the desires of your heart. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry. - Bertrand Russell
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit - E.E. Cummings
Love is the light and source of life, and happiness is the delight and essence of life. - Debasish Mridha
Never find your delight in another's misfortune. - Publilius Syrus
I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion. - Jack Kerouac
We’re beings towards death, we’re featherless two-legged linguistically conscious creatures born between urine and feces whose bodies will one day be the culinary delight of terrestrial worms. That’s us. - Cornel West
Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night. - William Blake
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight. - Barbara Schapiro
Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play, can't know serendipity unless you risk. - Joan Erickson
Love and magic have a great deal in common. they enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. - Nora Roberts
The land of delight is holy sanctuary. - Lailah Gifty Akita
How silly then to imagine that the human mind, which is formed of the same elements as divine beings, objects to movement and change of abode, while the divine nature finds delight and even self-preservation in continual and very rapid change. - Seneca
She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight; A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament. - William Wordsworth
Danger and delight grow on one stalk. - English Proverb
Throughout my entire miserable childhood I woke at least once a night weeping from overwhelming delight. I did it hungry, I did it after beatings, I did it after the deaths of loved ones.Now you tell me if I’m crazy or if I’ve always been blessed. - Bob Thurber
The Lord delivers those who delight in Him. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Words were his delight; Hers, a gay gracefulnessOf dancing and moving. But when to the place Of deep loving (Starlight at midnight)At last they came, Their full communion And consummation,Their complete sphere,Was stillness for her,Silence for him. - Theodore Spencer
Daily dance is my delight. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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
All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such success that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
As your faith is strengthened, you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will and that you will flow with them to your great delight and benefit. - Emmanuel Teney
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right. - Mahatma Gandhi
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
But when on shore, & wandering in the sublime forests, surrounded by views more gorgeous than even Claude ever imagined, I enjoy a delight which none but those who have experienced it can understand - If it is to be done, it must be by studying Humboldt. - Charles Darwin
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? - Rose Kennedy
We must delight in each other, make others conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as members of the same body. - John Winthrop
The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance;We find delight in the most loathsome things;Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings,And yet we feel no horror in that rank advance. - Charles Baudelaire
Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion. - Lorraine Anderson
Love is the light of life,Happiness is the delight of life. - Debasish Mridha
Only through the light of love can I see you. Only through the light of joy can I feel you. Only through a Divine delight I like to vanish in you. - Debasish Mridha
Thus many a melody passed to and fro between the two nightingales, drunk with their passion. Those who heard them listened in delight, and so similar were the two voices that they sounded like a single chant. Born of pain and longing, their song had the power to break the unhappiness of the world. - Nizami Ganjavi
I often think of the image only I can see now, and of which I’ve never spoken. It’s always there, in the same silence, amazing. It’s the only image of myself I like, the only one in which I recognize myself, in which I delight - Marguerite Duras
When you’re dying, even your unhappiest memories can induce a sort of fondness, as if delight is not confined to the good times, but is woven through your days like a skein of gold thread. - Cory Taylor
We will need to find people who will provide a safe writing space for us, where criticism comes late and love and delight come early.—from Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing - L.L. Barkat
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. - Kahlil Gibran
Omitting sacrifice will gain you nothing...He is the striver,who sacrifices delight, ail, sympathy and slumber,and at the terminalStriver is the WINNER. - Prerna Sharma
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott
When I begin to doubt my ability to work the word, I simply read another writer and know I have nothing to worry about. My contest is only with myself, to do it right, with power, and force, and delight, and gamble. - Charles Bukowski
Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight. - William Safire
I can't be running back and forth forever between grief and high delight. - J. D. Salinger
A delight to read is a great treasure. - Lailah Gifty Akita
His mother's words faded to myth, concocted by a gentle soul to delight the imagination of a boy.Until one day, they were no longer a myth. One day, he would wish he had never heard them at all because they spelled his happiness--and his eternal sorrow. - Natalia Marx
This is the body's nurse; but since man's witFound the art of cookery, to delight his sense,More bodies are consumed and kill'd with itThan with the sword, famine, or pestilence. - John Davies of Hereford
The most part of all princes have more delight in warlike manners and feats of chivalry than in the good feats of peace. - Thomas More
Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology. - Friedrich Nietzsche
God wants us to delight in living His purpose for us, which is why our passion plays a huge part! - Paige Omartian
Learning is my sole delight. - Francesco Petrarca
I delight in music and calm down, but there's no one here, I'm just alone and my sound which I love. - Łukasz Kozłowski
As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit." ~ - Emmanuel
Delight in the Lord and He will deliver you - Lailah Gifty Akita
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
If you have the love, you have the light. Spread it around; let others have the delight. - Debasish Mridha
As we delight in the strange and exotic beauty of orchid flowers, it is salutary to reflect that we are, in essence, looking at their genitalia. - Unknown British Biologist
To delight the ear and the eye is a mere sensual indulgence;—true poetry strikes at the soul. - Samuel Egerton Brydges
The sweet spot is where duty and delight converge. - Thomas Mann
Grace is the pleasure of God to magnify the worth of God by giving sinners the right and power to delight in God without obscuring the glory of God. - John Piper
The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is dull, Son of Adam, to drink without eating," said the Queen presently. "What would you like best to eat?""Turkish Delight, please, your Majesty," said Edmund. - C.S. Lewis
Statements make sense for somebody who needs advice. I’m not giving advice. I don’t instruct. At my best, I delight. That’s my job. - Ron Koertge
The soul is never wholly assembled, except in delight. - Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. - Alexander Smith
Dolls are precious little reflections of joyous light, whose hope is only to delight " - - Gayle Wray
What you seek you shall never find. For when the Gods made man, They kept immortality to themselves.Fill your belly.Day and night make merry.Let Days be full of joy.Love the child who holds your hand.Let your wife delight in your embrace.For these alone are the concerns of man. - The Epic of Gilgamesh
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. - Maya Angelou
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
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists - that is why they invented hell. - Bertrand Russell
The greatest delight is to mark one's enemy, prepare everything, avenge oneself thoroughly, and then go to sleep. - Joseph Stalin
I'm very curious why people in school all the time from 2-3 class up to the last 6-7 they talk about football. What can be said??Sharing about a team few sentences, who has won, and rought said that's all. But why people stretch it like a Turkish delight with the same end??? - Deyth Banger
It's the best way of telling the truth; it's a process of producing grand, beautiful, well-ordered lies that tell more truth than any assemblage of facts. Beyond that [it's] delight in, and play with, language; also, a curiously intimate way of communicating with people whom you will never meet. - Julian Barnes
The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benediction: not indeed For that which is most worthy to be blest— Delight and liberty, the simple creed Of Childhood, whether busy or at rest, With new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast. - William Wordsworth
mysterious like the moon, she would delight you in her glow, her light alone can make you question yourself.. & who was she? She will never let you know. - Nikki Rowe
Energy is eternal delight. - William Blake
That is what a book does. It introduces us to people and places we wouldn't ordinarily know. A good book is a magic gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. Books are experiences that make us grow, that add something to our inner stature. - Gladys M. Hunt
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