Quotation Explorer - 'Enjoyment'

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. - Alfred North Whitehead
Life without God is a long and fruitless search for enjoyment, meaning, and fulfillment. - Jim George
The greatest wisdom is to make the enjoyment of the present the supreme object of life because that is the only reality; all else being the play of thought. But it might as well be our greatest folly because that which exists only a moment and vanishes as a dream can never be worth a serious effort. - Irvin D. Yalom
Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience. - Charles R. Swindoll
O philosophy, life's guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Life's true gift is the capacity to enjoy enjoyment. - Star Trek The Next Generation
What is the end of our revolution? The tranquil enjoyment of liberty and equality; the reign of that eternal justice, the laws of which are graven, not on marble or stone, but in the hearts of men, even in the heart of the slave who has forgotten them, and in that of the tyrant who disowns them. - Maximilien Robespierre
You might call them the icing on life’s cake, but music, laughter and the enjoyment of eating are the toppings that flavor everyday living. These added accents or accessories do spice up the cake. If served without, life would be rather bland! - Wes Adamson
If there is anything that can bind the mind of man to this dreary exile of our earthly home and can reconcile us with our fate so that one can enjoy living,—then it is verily the enjoyment of the mathematical sciences and astronomy. - Johannes Kepler
It is sometimes but the mere hope for enjoyment that allows one to enjoy something, even when he is not really enjoying it at the moment. - Criss Jami
He wondered why he wasn't as in love with her as he was with...Hector had only shared enjoyment with (her)...he shared everything, enjoyment and sorrow...but for some time now they'd shared too much frustration, boredom and fatigue. - François Lelord
Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities". - James Fredericks
All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter. - Edmund Burke
The peace of the celestial city is the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoyment of God, and of one another in God. (City of God, Book 19) - Augustine of Hippo
You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things. - Walt Whitman
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
In the past imagination and enjoyment were the religions. What is religion? It is the evolution of life power. What a man is wanting to know? He always wants to know the infinite power latent in his body. See what an immense power this human body holds! - Sri Jibankrishna or Diamond
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. - Horace Mann
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. - Albert Einstein
I think that's the way people absorb television. All the explanations in Doctor Who are there if that's your bag, but they're not essential to your enjoyment of it. An awful lot of storytelling isn't really about making people understand it's about making people care. - Steven Moffat
I swore that I would not suffer from the world's grief and the world's stupidity and cruelty and injustice and I made my heart as hard in endurance as the nether millstone and my mind as a polished surface of steel. I no longer suffered, but enjoyment had passed away from me. - Sri Aurobindo
Athletes need to enjoy their training. They don't enjoy going down to the track with a coach making them do repetitions until they're exhausted. From enjoyment comes the will to win. - Arthur Lydiard
Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best. - Napoleon Hill
True happiness... arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self. - Joseph Addison
I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment. - Mary Shelley
Appreciation and enjoyment of the creatures are the hallmark of God's dominion and therefore the standard by which our own attempt to exercise dominion must be judged. - Ellen F. Davis
A person feels the pain in judicious proportion to the sensitive nature cherished in own world; otherwise there is enough fun, happiness, enjoyment and pleasure in life. - Anuj Somany
For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously. - Friedrich Nietzsche
What am I to do on this earth? The choice rests with me: suffer or enjoy. Whither will suffering lead me? To nothingness; but I shall have suffered. Whither will enjoyment lead me? To nothingness; but I shall have enjoyed myself. - Victor Hugo
We are so made that we can derive intense enjoyment only from a contrast and very little from a state of things. - Sigmund Freud
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. - Søren Kierkegaard
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not the possession of but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. - Carl Friedrich Gauß
Rich people think long-term. they balance their spending on enjoyment today with investing for freedom tommorow - Hyacil Han
The brutalities of wolves are not for enjoyment and pleasure; they are all just for the survival. - M.F. Moonzajer
Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity. - Paul Goodman
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it 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
While my interest in natural history has added very little to my sum of achievement, it has added immeasurably to my sum of enjoyment in life. - Theodore Roosevelt
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries,hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. - Stephen King
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life. - Stephen King
Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. - Julia Child
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! - Friedrich Nietzsche
There is no other enjoyment like reading - Jane Austen
Laughter and enjoyment is the key to Entertainment. - IvoryjTaylor
In the enjoyment of a great myth we come nearest to experiencing as a concrete what can otherwise be understood only as an abstraction. - C.S. Lewis
‎Most of the times, we feel more enjoyment from just recalling good memories of the past rather from those moments we lived,not because we did not have a good time but because realization has come late. - Dionisis Agelakis
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. - Jane Austen
We are faithful as long as we love, but youdemand faithfulness of a woman without love, and the giving ofherself without enjoyment. Who is cruel there--woman or man? - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
She might have liked to try to strangle him with those slender fingers of hers, but she wanted to make a job of it and this great patience with which she waited for her claws to grow was in itself a form of enjoyment. - Émile Zola
How was I able to live alone before, my little everything? Without you I lack self-confidence, passion for work, and enjoyment of life--in short, without you, my life is no life.[Written to his wife, Mileva] - Albert Einstein
You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin , or even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things. - Walt Whitman
If man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed,counts at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly willgive him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one. - Lin Yutang
He who still finds enjoyment in those fun things he once did as a child, will for certainly live a happy and wealthy life. - Andrea L'Artiste
A person who speaks against one party and favors another is most likely to have just own enjoyment of a sumptuous meal in a bash or party. - Anuj Somany
Life is cocktail of all things- pain, pleasure, enjoyment, exploration, breaking up & healing up.The moment when you decide what to hold on and what to let go in life, the life will be more like that. And one can enjoy this cocktail only when you learn to let go things easily. - raja shakeel mushtaque
Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person's capacity to act. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment. - Jane Austen
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