Quotation Explorer - 'Delights'

When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. - Anna Pavlova
One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. - Overstreet
When one loves knowingly, when one loves consciously, with full knowledge, with full understanding, the delights of a person in love are nothing in comparison with the delights of love that sprouts only from the spirit. - Judas Iscariot The Flight of the Feathered Serpent
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living - Jules Henri Poincaré
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran
Women are mysterious beings in which lie strange delights. - Stefan Emunds
An individual who delights at all in the beauty of language does well to avoid becoming an attorney or a legislator. - Ron Brackin
Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked. - Ovid
Love those thoughts,those thoughts of love,those delights for heart,tickler of life, twinkles in eyes. - Debasish Mridha
In a relationship, it is not what you ask and receive that delights. It is receiving what you wanted but never asked - Srividya Srinivasan
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. - Johann Sebastian Bach
Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. - Jeremiah Burroughs
Those who do not care, escape the anguish of mourning but never know the delights of love. The meaning of life forever eludes them. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things! - Andrew Murray
Feel the delights of love with the heart, not with the mind. - Debasish Mridha
Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven. - Mark Twain
Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven. - Mark Twain
I want to be with God all the time. But I don't want to be a monk, or totally give up worldly pleasures. I guess what i want to learn is how to live in this world and enjoy its delights, but also devote myself to God. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Low and grovelling thoughts of God must be given up; doubting and despairing must be removed; and self-seeking and carnal delights must be forsaken. Across these deep valleys a glorious causeway of grace must be raised. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Behind every humorist who delights in knifing hypocrites is a major self-critic. - Wendy Aron
To be a poet is to place pleasure, beauty and sensual delights front and centre, it means having a predilection for debauchery. - Nicole Brossard
Giving style to one’s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye. - Friedrich Nietzsche
O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know. - William Cowper
As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delights of presence best known by the torments of absence. - Alcibiades
Music fills the void between the heart and soul and connects them in heavenly delights. - Debasish Mridha
Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths. - Jonathan Stroud
Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights - Ephrem the Syrian
Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
I'm having a glorious old age. One of my greatest delights is that I have outlived most of my opposition. - Maggie Kuhn
The delights of reading impart the vivacity of youth even to old age. - Isaac D'Israeli
Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. - George MacDonald
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