Quotes of Delight

“ When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery. ”

- Maxim Gorky

“ Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations. ”

- Jane Austen

“ I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time. ”

- Hilaire Belloc

“ I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ In Hollywood if you don't have happiness you send out for it. ”

- Rex Reed

“ Variety's the source of joy below,From whence still fresh-revolving pleasures flow,In books and love the mind one end pursues,And only change the expiring flames renews. ”

- John Gay

“ All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation. ”

- Francois de Salignac Fenelon

“ Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures; costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and ;him who receives, and thus, like mercy, it is twice blessed. ”

- Erastus Wiman

“ Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. ”

- Rabbi H. Schachtel

“ The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour. ”

- Sir James Jeans

“ Follow pleasure, and then will pleasure flee, Flee pleasure, and pleasure will follow thee. ”

- John Heywood

“ There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ”

- Thich Nhat Hanh

“ All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it. ”

- Eugene Field

“ Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety.". ”

- Francis Quarles

“ On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing hours with flying feet. ”

- Lord Byron

“ There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. ”

- Mary Wilson Little

“ When our old Pleasures die,Some new One still is nigh;Oh! fair Variety! ”

- Nicholas Rowe

“ Happiness lies, first of all, in health. ”

- George William Curtis

“ Enjoy your happiness while you have it; and while you have it, do not too closely scrutinize its foundation. ”

- Joseph Farrell

“ Happiness is a journey? not a destination. ”

- Ben Sweetland

“ Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. ”

- Seneca

“ And the weak soul, within itself unbless'd, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty. ”

- Helen Rowland

“ Ever let the Fancy roam, Pleasure never is at home. ”

- John Keats

“ True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. ”

- Helen Keller

“ When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery. ”

- Maximilien Robespierre

“ The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss. ”

- Edward Young

“ There can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands. ”

- Victor Robinson

“ We are very near the end, but have not and will not lose our good cheer. ”

- Robert Falcon Scott
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