Quotation Explorer - 'Delightful'

The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth. - Maxwell Maltz
There is a certain delightful sort of hope which the introvert can receive only by having company over...the hope that they will leave soon. - Criss Jami
Without doubt, it is a delightful harmony when doing and saying go together. - Michel de Montaigne
What do you think an artist is? ...he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war. - Pablo Picasso
Soul mate romance dissolves the superficial and touches your deepest heart with the delightful power of love. - Amy Leigh Mercree
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. - George Eliot
You're the most beautiful and delightful moon in my sky. - Debasish Mridha
And how delightful other people's emotions were!-much more delightful than their ideas, it seemed to him. One's own soul, and the passions of one's friends-those were the fascinating things in life. - Oscar Wilde
You can judge me all you want, but it's just ridiculous coz we're both part of the same universe. Let's just ride the horses into the meadow and let them roll in the delightful grass. - Jay Woodman
The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it. - Oscar Wilde
The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful - Frederick Locker-Lampson
ELYSIUM, n. An imaginary delightful country which the ancients foolishly believed to be inhabited by the spirits of the good. This ridiculous and mischievous fable was swept off the face of the earth by the early Christians -- may their souls be happy in Heaven! - Ambrose Bierce
Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed. - Seneca
Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death. He had ridden only a few miles away when his friend, riding hard, caught up with him, saying 'You gave me the wrong key! - Anaïs Nin
Truth is such a rare thing it is delightful to tell it, - Emily Dickinson
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. - Mahatma Gandhi
Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it. - Honoré de Balzac
To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope. - Anne Carson
Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be delightful. - George Bernard Shaw
It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world. - Oscar Wilde
God is not ecstatic about the lack you are experiencing; He is not delightful over your failures, He is not happy about your stagnancy. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Wherever you go, whenever you meet someone, enlighten every mind, brighten their life with love and kindness, it will make your world so delightful and so beautiful. - Debasish Mridha
A Parting GuestWhat delightful hosts are they—Life and Love!Lingeringly I turn away,This late hour, yet glad enoughThey have not withheld from meTheir high hospitality.So, with face lit with delightAnd all gratitude, I stayYet to press their hands and say,Thanks.—So fine a time! Good night. - James Whitcomb Riley
He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful. - Sydney Smith
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle. - Edna Ferber
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. - Desiderius Erasmus
Our choices add up; each one influences others, and cumulatively a series of delightful short-term choices can leave us much worse off in the long run. - Daniel Akst
It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world - Oscar Wilde
The blessed in the kingdom of heaven will see the punishments of the damned, in order that their bliss be more delightful for them. - Thomas Aquinas
I have suffered through enough illnesses, trauma and heartbreak to finally understand that life will keep moving forward inexorably, if terribly at times. I am starting to realize that it can be delightful too, if I let it. My love is not diminished if I let go of sorrow. I almost believe that. - Jenny Qi
Being here to witness the beauty, to learn, to be astonished, to love - is enough. Being able to create in addition is a delightful honour. - Jay Woodman
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful. - Charles Simmons
Our imagination loves to be filled with an object or to grasp at anything that is too big for it's capacity. We are flung into a pleasing astonishment at such unbounded views and feel a delightful stillness and amazement in the soul at the apprehension of them. - Joseph Addison
If you were going to give a medal to the least delightful person on Earth, you would have to give that medal to a person named Carmelita Spats, and if you didn't give it to her, Carmelita Spats was the sort of person who would snatch it from your hands anyway.
School was the unhappiest time of my life and the worst trick it ever played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible. - E.M. Forster
Imagination allows us to conceive of delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one, and pull the present forward to meet it. - Jason Silva
Don't say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me. - C.S. Lewis
On Pilgrim's Progress: I could not have believed beforehand that Calvinism could be painted in such exquisitely delightful colors. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful. - Margaret Mead
There are few minds to which tyranny is not delightful. - Samuel Johnson
One's life is not as fixed as one believes. Surprises may lie in store for you, the unexpected often tends to happen, sometimes bringing in its train the most delightful change in one's life or circumstances. - Elizabeth Aston
Charm and nothing but charm at last grows a little tiresome. It's a relief then to deal with a man who isn't quite so delightful but a little more sincere. - W. Somerset Maugham
She was always at her best with him, with a delightful feeling of being understood. To love is easy and therefore common - but to understand - how rare it is! - L.M. Montgomery
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock. - John Barrymore
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