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Enjoyment Quotes by Alan Watts, Gertrude Jekyll, William Blake, John Ruskin, Michael Sheen, William Gerhardie and many others.

Nothing satisfies an individual incapable of enjoyment.
Alan Watts
I plant rosemary all over the garden, so pleasant is it to know that at every few steps one may draw the kindly branchlets through one’s hand, and have the enjoyment of their incomparable incense; and I grow it against walls, so that the sun may draw out its inexhaustible sweetness to greet me as I pass.
Gertrude Jekyll
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs.
William Blake
I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?
John Ruskin
Getting older is a struggle. I always feel that just under the surface of acceptance and enjoyment of the ageing process is a terrible hysteria just waiting to burst out.
Michael Sheen
If a book is worth reading at all, it is worth reading more than once. Suspense is the lowest of excitants, designed to take your breath away when the brain and heart crave to linger in nobler enjoyment. Suspense drags you on; appreciation causes you to linger.
William Gerhardie
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
Seneca the Younger
If I preach against the modern artificial life of sensual enjoyment, and ask men and women to go back to the simple life epitomized in the charkha, I do so because I know that without an intelligent return to simplicity, there is no escape from our d.
Mahatma Gandhi
I love the sport of tennis, but I sort of got a little bit away from what I really wanted to do. It became robotic for me, and that’s not what I wanted. It’s such an amazing sport, and I just really wanted to enjoy it, and I lost that enjoyment and that passion.
Ashleigh Barty
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
William Makepeace Thackeray
We keep quiet about what we read. Our enjoyment of a book remains a jealously guarded secret. Perhaps because there`s no need to talk, or because it takes time to distill what we’ve read before we can say anything. Silence is our guarantee of intimacy. We might have finished reading but we`re still living the book.
Daniel Pennac
Religion does what philosophy could never do; it shows the equal dealings of Heaven to the happy and the unhappy, and levels all human enjoyments to nearly the same standard. It gives to both rich and poor the same happiness hereafter, and equal hopes to aspire after it.
Oliver Goldsmith
[On being deaf:] How much less pain there is in calmly estimating the enjoyments from which we must separate ourselves, of bravely saying, for once and for ever, ‘Let them go,’ than in feeling them waste and dwindle, till their very shadows escape from our grasp!
Harriet Martineau
Loud speech, profusion of words, and possessing skillfulness in expounding scriptures are merely for the enjoyment of the learned. They do not lead to liberation.
Adi Shankara
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal.
Benjamin Disraeli
God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him.
Bethany Hamilton
Like the ‘little emperors’ of one-child China, too many Boomers were taught early that the world was made (or saved) for their comfort and enjoyment. They behaved accordingly, with a self-indulgence that was wholly rational, given their situation.
Eric Liu
Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Douglas William Jerrold
Optimal experience is that rare occasion when we feel a sense of exhilaration, a deep sense of enjoyment that is long cherished and that becomes a landmark in memory for what life should be like.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations And Religions; whom we shall wellcome to a participation of all our rights and previleges…
George Washington
Good manners are the expressions of benevolence in personal intercourse, by which we endeavor to promote the comfort and enjoyment of others, and to avoid all that gives needless uneasiness.
Catharine Beecher
If golf wasn’t enjoyable and there wasn’t a lot of humor and enjoyment, even though the game is so frustrating, you would wonder why you put yourself through it.
Ray Romano
Recreation is not the highest kind of enjoyment, but in its time and place is quite as proper as prayer.
Samuel I. Prime
There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last respect a rather common one.
Charles Dickens
Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners.
Robert Morgan
Enjoy the journey, enjoy every moment, and quit worrying about Winning and losing.
Matt Biondi
Wine … offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased.
Ernest Hemingway
This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
William Law
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 will give him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one.
Lin Yutang
I have little taste for fashionable dissipations, cards, and dancing; the theatre and tea parties are my aversion, and I look with little envy on those who find their enjoyment in such transitory delights, if delights they may be called.
Dorothea Dix
Only direct control of experience, the ability to derive moment-by-moment enjoyment from everything we do, can overcome the obstacles to fulfillment.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Since the law prohibits the keeping of wild animals and I get no enjoyment from pets, I prefer to remain unmarried.
Karl Kraus
The true doctrine is that labor – systematic, effective, congenial labor – is not only a necessity, but is the source of the highest enjoyment.
Orison Swett Marden
There are three classes of readers; some enjoy without judgment; others judge without enjoyment; and some there are who judge while they enjoy, and enjoy while they judge. The latter class reproduces the work of art on which it is engaged. Its numbers are very small.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’ve come to find more satisfaction and enjoyment in writing screenplays over the years because that’s what I do primarily now.
Diablo Cody
Enjoyment stops where indolence begins.
Robert Pollok
Sometimes I am a different character in different languages. I have different enjoyment from them. Sometimes different answers come out of me. Like, I didnt even know that about me. I get to know myself through different languages, actually.
Roger Federer
If I knew a story page by page before I started writing it, I just wouldn’t do it. The process of discovery is really important for my own enjoyment.
Steve Toltz
Give up all desire for enjoyment in earth or heaven. Control the organs of the senses and control the mind. Bear every misery without even knowing that you are miserable. Think of nothing but spiritual freedom.
Swami Vivekananda
It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer.
George Muller
He scatters enjoyment who can enjoy much.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion – it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.
Robert Toombs
Only he to whom God is present in everything and who employs his reason in the highest degree and has enjoyment in it knows anything of true peace and has a real kingdom of heaven.
Meister Eckhart
Who is the happiest man? He who is alive to the merit of others, and can rejoice in their enjoyment as if it were his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Those who try to make room for sex as mere casual enjoyment pay the penalty: they become shallow. At any rate the talk that reflects and commends this attitude is always shallow. They dishonour their own bodies; holding cheap what is naturally connected with the origination of human life.
G. E. M. Anscombe
Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
Eileen Caddy
Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself.
Michael Bolton
It is admitted that all men have an equal right to the enjoyment of their life, property and personal security; and it is the duty as it is the object, of government to protect every man in this enjoyment.
Noah Webster
I had a very pleasant evening, however, though you will probably find out that there was no particular reason for it; but I do not think it worthwhile to wait for enjoyment until there is some real opportunity for it.
Jane Austen
My life can be so arranged that I can live on whatever I have. If I cannot live as I have lived in the past, I shall live differently, and living differently does not mean living with less attention to the things that make life gracious and pleasant or with less enjoyment of things of the mind.
Eleanor Roosevelt
To gain control over the quality of experience, one needs to learn how to build enjoyment into what happens day in, day out.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The essence of the enjoyment of a garden is that things should look as though they like to grow in it.
Beatrix Farrand
There’s definitely a negative correlation between the higher the profile and the enjoyment of the gig.
Ted Dwane
Whoever devotedly undertakes and performs this most holy journey… shall have the enjoyment of eternal reward from the repayer of all men.
Pope Eugene III
India is essentially a karmabhumi (land of duty) in contradistinction to bhogabhumi (land of enjoyment).
Mahatma Gandhi
And from the whole she deduced this useful lesson, that to go previously engaged to a ball, does not necessarily increase either the dignity or enjoyment of a young lady.
Jane Austen
The enjoyment of life is only possible if the world could get connected to the spirit… you become the spirit as Christ has said in simple words that you have to be born again.
Nirmala Srivastava
It is the expensiveness of our pleasures that makes the world poor and keeps us poor in ourselves. If we could but learn to find enjoyment in the things of the mind, the economic problems would solve themselves.
John Lancaster Spalding
We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world. To make injustice the only measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.
Jack Gilbert
Power is so pleasant that men quickly learn to be greedy in the enjoyment of it, and to flatter themselves that patriotism requires them to be imperious.
Anthony Trollope
The egoist … destroys the universal importance accorded to moral law by showing that life independent of it is possible. Secondly, and even more intolerably to the pious, he manages to do so with shameless enjoyment.
John Carroll
You live and then you die, I thought. It’s good to have some good times.
Natalie Goldberg
I hated school. I don’t trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there’s something really wrong with you.
Stephen King
We are scarcely apt to berate the source of enjoyment.
Honore de Balzac
One of the big no-nos in cyberspace is that you do not go into a social activity, a chat group or something like that, and start advertising or selling things. This etiquette rule is an attempt to separate one’s social life, which should be pure enjoyment and relaxation, from the pressures of work.
Judith Martin
Time is lost when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man’s enjoyment of his cigar.
Mark Twain
We all know that the desire for perfection can get in the way of authenticity and enjoyment; it’s the same with games. There’s a completist part to many of us that can’t rest until we reach the perfect 100% finish point.
Naomi Alderman
A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
Fanny Burney
As to our friend , I pray God to bestow upon him a simplicity that shall give him peace . Happy are they indeed who can bear their sufferings in the enjoyment of this simple peace and perfect acquiesence in the will of God.
Francois Fenelon
I’ve been arguing with people for 10 years about tape versus digital, and I believe tape is absolutely essential in getting the sound that’s conducive to the enjoyment of music.
Extreme poverty threatens people’s right to life itself and makes impossible the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms essential to a humane way of life.
Daisaku Ikeda
You were intended not only to work, but to rest, laugh, play, and have proper leisure and enjoyment. To develop an all-around personality you must have interest outside of your regular vocation that will serve to balance your business responsibilities.
Grenville Kleiser
My mind has been the most discontented and restless one that ever was put into a body too small for it…. I never felt my mind repose upon anything with complete and undistracted enjoyment- upon no person but you. When you are in the room my thoughts never fly out of window: you always concentrate my whole senses
John Keats
If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.
Matthew D. Miller
I’m a normal girl. I don’t go out much, and I don’t know what is enjoyment.
Saina Nehwal
We’re really trying to give people the ability to go into a darkened room and have a couple hours of just pure enjoyment.
Don Cheadle
Art thou a type of beauty, or of power, Of sweet enjoyment, or disastrous sin?
Sir Aubrey de Vere, 2nd Baronet
Your profession should give you enjoyment, but it should never be your life.
Rita Tushingham
The things which can make life enjoyable remain the same. They are, now as before, reading, music, fine arts, travel, the enjoyment of nature, sports, fashion, social vanity (knightly orders, honorary offices, gatherings) and the intoxication of the senses.
Johan Huizinga
One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people’s yards.
Thalassa Cruso
There are people whom even children’s literature would corrupt. They read with particular enjoyment the piquant passages in the Psalter and in the Wisdom of Solomon.
Anton Chekhov
…Everything that is, desires to be. As we act, we unfold our being. Enjoyment naturally follows, for a thing desired always brings delight.
Dante Alighieri
I love race car drivers, I love gymnastics, I love UFC, I love police officers, I love firefighters. I just try to give them the same enjoyment they give me.
Shaquille O’Neal
Art must not be intelligent; art is a jouisance, an enjoyment
Andre Derain
Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.
Mason Cooley
Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
Claude Debussy
If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.
Samuel Smiles
Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.
C. S. Lewis
Listening to music for me is like homework. Music will give me enjoyment, but as soon as it’s giving me that enjoyment, I want to analyse it, and then it becomes work. Why does it sound like that? How?… then I dissect it.
Steve Winwood
In Spain, people understand football is a fun game, and enjoyment comes first. After that, business follows.
Emmanuel Adebayor
Enthusiasm is intensified enjoyment of what you are doing.
Eckhart Tolle
I have never found, in anything outside of the four walls of my study, an enjoyment equal to sitting at my writing desk with a clean page, a new theme, and a mind awake.
Washington Irving
The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Freedom is not an empty sound; it is not an abstract idea; it is not a thing that nobody can feel. It means, – and it means nothing else, – the full and quiet enjoyment of your own property. If you have not this, if this be not well secured to you, you may call yourself what you will, but you are a slave.
William Cobbett
Among these widely differing families of men, the first that attracts attention, the superior in intelligence, in power, and in enjoyment, is the white, or European, the MAN pre-eminently so called, below him appear the Negro and the Indian.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Read. Read every chance you get. Read to keep growing. Read history. Read poetry. Read for pure enjoyment. Read a book called Life on a Little Known Planet. It’s about insects. It will make you feel better.
David McCullough
to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
Fanny Burney
I guess just enjoying what you do and always wanting more of that enjoyment, satisfaction, and putting something together creatively – that gives me a lot of happiness.
Farhan Akhtar
What gets me is, I waited in line for an hour to do this. I could have experienced essentially the same level of enjoyment merely by sticking my finger down my throat.
Dave Barry
Without any hope you cannot talk about suffering. If you talk about suffering without hope it’s enjoying our euthanization. I tried to avoid euthanization enjoyment.
Burhan Sonmez
There’s no judgment on bands that continue on who aren’t popular; some people get enjoyment out of it. I’m just not one of those people. I wanted attention.
Fred Armisen
To abstain completely from all enjoyments may be easy. Yet to enjoy life and retain spiritual integrity – there is the challenge.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
I am not in favor of caste, nor separation of the brotherhood of mankind, and would as willingly live among white men as Black, if I had equal possession and enjoyment of privileges, but I shall never be reconciled living among them subservient to their will.
Martin Delany
There are two phases of enjoyment in journeying through an unknown country – the eager phase of wondering interest in every detail, and the relaxed phase when one feels no longer an observer of the exotic, but a participator in the rhythm of daily life.
Dervla Murphy
The enjoyment of playing football gave me a positive pathway, but I could have taken a very different path.
Alex Scott
I believe that one of the most dignified ways we are capable of, to assert and then reassert our dignity in the face of poverty and war’s fears and pains, is to nourish ourselves with all possible skill, delicacy, and ever-increasing enjoyment.
M. F. K. Fisher
Honorable industry always travels the same road with enjoyment and duty, and progress is altogether impossible without it.
Samuel Smiles
Let us not be too prodigal when we are young, nor too parsimonious when we are old. Otherwise we shall fall into the common error of those, who, when they had the power to enjoy, had not the prudence to acquire; and when they had the prudence to acquire, had no longer the power to enjoy.
Charles Caleb Colton
A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.
Charles Caleb Colton
Our capacity for production and enjoyment is a function, in the last analysis, of our character, our integrity.
Stephen Covey
The sort of enjoyment that we all get from that voyeuristic impulse of looking into other people’s house as we pass them, and the idea that there might be something sinister or strange going on in the houses we pass every day or in our neighborhood, is a very compelling idea.
Paula Hawkins
Nobody can be successful if he doesn’t love his work, love his job.
David Sarnoff
A man advanced in years that thinks fit to look back on his former life, and calls that only life which was passed with satisfaction and enjoyment, excluding all parts which were not pleasant to him, will find himself very young, if not in infancy.
Richard Steele
Sports and sex and movies are not inherently bad – But for you they’re addictions, not enjoyments. You use them to distract you from what you know you should do. Break free!
Dan Millman
It’s a different kind of satisfaction, different kind of enjoyment than making your own songs, to remake someone else’s song that you really like.
Mark Lanegan
A warlike nation like the Germans, without either cities, letters, arts, or money, found some compensation for this savage state in the enjoyment of liberty. Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
Edward Gibbon
If there is anything that can bind the heavenly 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
From the midst of the very fountain of pleasure, something of bitterness arises to vex us in the flower of enjoyment.
A lot of guys really I get the feeling don’t care whether you like their show or not, you know. I want people to enjoy what I do, and understand what I’m doing is for their enjoyment, it’s all I can ask for.
Regis Philbin
Enjoyment and innocence are the most bashful things: both do not want to be sought.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I didn’t want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that’s too long to stay anywhere.
Darrell Royal
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
Samuel Butler
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
Francois Fenelon
I think our forests should be preserved as much as humanly possible for recreation and just for enjoyment of the natural beauty of Pennsylvania.
Ed Rendell
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
The enjoyment of one’s tools is an essential ingredient of successful work.
Donald Knuth
I find drawing a useful outlet for ideas for which there is not time enough to realize as sculpture… And I sometimes draw just for its own enjoyment.
Henry Moore
When something is well-crafted, you know it, and the enjoyment comes from experiencing it.
Brian Azzarello
Love grows, lust wastes by enjoyment.
William Penn
We all say we enjoy playing rugby, but most guys don’t really show it – and some guys I don’t think actually enjoy it. So every time I arrive in the morning, I’ve always got a smile on my face. Once I lose that enjoyment, I will stop playing.
Faf de Klerk
A tavern chair is the throne of human felicity.
Samuel Johnson
I’ve spoken to people who have retired once they lost the enjoyment of a long day in the field or going to the gym. If I lose that, it’s time to go.
James Anderson
I want a simple, ordinary life . . . like humans enjoy.
Deborah Harkness
The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied.
Jonathan Edwards
Hazard has conditioned us to live in hazard. All our pleasures are dependent on it. Even though I arrange for a pleasure, and look forward to it, my eventual enjoyment of it is still a matter of hazard. Wherever time passes, there is hazard.
John Fowles
In Deuteronomy 11, God offers Israel a choice; either a life of productivity and enjoyment made possible by obedience to Him, or a life of difficulty and opposition made necessary by disobedience. The happiness Israel desires can only be theirs by being properly related to Him.
Max Anders
Philebus was saying that enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them, are a good to every living being, whereas I contend, that not these, but wisdom and intelligence and memory, and their kindred, right opinion and true reasoning, are better and more desirable than pleasure
My whole life I’ve played music for my own personal enjoyment and the idea of it becoming a machine or a business is just horrible.
Robert Smith
I kind of almost get enjoyment out of adversity in life.
Vincent Kompany
Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
Earl Nightingale
He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.
C. S. Lewis
First, you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else.
Anita Roddick
For Solomon, he lived at ease, and full Of honour, wealth, high fare, aimed not beyond Higher design than to enjoy his state.
John Milton
Democracy is not the end product, but the means to the end, which is the enjoyment of human rights by all.
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
You do not know, you cannot know, the difficulty of the life of a politician. It means every minute of the day or night, every ounce of your energy. There is no rest, no relaxation. Enjoyment? A politician does not know the meaning of the word.
Nikita Khrushchev
You were made for enjoyment, and the world was filled with things which you will enjoy, unless you are too proud to be pleased with them, or too grasping to care for what you can not turn to other account than mere delight.
John Ruskin
It is very imprudent to deprive America of any of her privileges. If her commerce and friendship are of any importance to you, they are to be had on no other terms than leaving her in the full enjoyment of her rights.
Benjamin Franklin
The debris of civilization litters the landscapes and spoils the beaches. Conservation’s concerns now is not only for man’s enjoyment-but for man’s survival.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Our notions with respect to the importance of life, and our attachment to it, depend on a principle which has very little to do with its happiness or its misery. The love of life is, in general, the effect not of our enjoyments, but of our passions.
William Hazlitt
I had actually been going to Hawaii for quite a while before I ever picked up the uke. I think with anything new you’re going to get more enjoyment out of it if it comes to you quickly, and the uke facilitates that.
Eddie Vedder
Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser’s gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyments have been intellectual joys.
Honore de Balzac
When I do programming in my free time and for my own enjoyment, I really want to have a kind of protection: knowing that when I improve a program those improvements will continue to be available to me and others in future versions of the program.
Linus Torvalds
The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment.
John Gay
Hip Hop Sisters is going strong. Our signature initiative is #EducateOurMen, whereby we have the pleasure, the enjoyment, as well as having received the blessings from above to send young men to further their education.
MC Lyte
Occupation is one great source of enjoyment. No man, properly occupied, was ever miserable.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Contentment… is the soul’s enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding.
Arthur W. Pink
Desires are but pain and torment, and enjoyment is sweet because it delivers us from them.
Giacomo Casanova
The common stock of intellectual enjoyment should not be difficult of access because of the economic position of him who would approach it.
Jane Addams
Truthfully, I don’t like the binge-watching model. I think that if you give everybody everything all at once, there’s very much a law of diminishing returns as far as their enjoyment of them.
Timothy Simons
Men being born with a title to perfect freedom and uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of nature. No one can be put out of his estate and subjected to the political view of another, without his consent.
William Penn
No one can afford to look downward for his enjoyments.
David Starr Jordan
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Marcus Aurelius
That man is never happy for the present is so true, that all his relief from unhappiness is only forgetting himself for a little while. Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
Samuel Johnson
The meditative state is the highest state of existence. So long as there is desire, no real happiness can come. It is only the contemplative, witness-like study of objects that brings to us real enjoyment and happiness.
Swami Vivekananda
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
Aleister Crowley
To enjoy and give enjoyment, without injury to yourself or others; this is true morality.
Nicolas Chamfort
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
Samuel Johnson
I think cigars are just a tremendous addition to the enjoyment of life.
Rush Limbaugh
In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last; then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon.
The mental features discoursed of as the analytical, are, in themselves, but little susceptible of analysis. We appreciate them only in their effects. We know of them, among other things, that they are always to their possessor, when inordinately possessed, a source of the liveliest enjoyment.
Edgar Allan Poe
Contentment is the equilibrium between the enjoyment of life now and the anticipation of what is to come.
Priscilla Shirer
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Each season brings a world of enjoyment and interest in the watching of its unfolding, its gradual harmonious development, its culminating graces-and just as one begins to tire of it, it passes away and a radical change comes, with new witcheries and new glories in its train.
Mark Twain
It is not wrong to want to live better; what is wrong is a style of life which is presumed to be better when it is directed towards ‘having’ rather than ‘being,’ and which wants to have more, not in order to be more but in order to spend life in enjoyment as an end in itself.
Pope John Paul I
A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past existence is to live twice.
It’s an epitome of life. The first half of it consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
Mark Twain
Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth – look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
Soren Kierkegaard
If somebody has an extreme amount of wealth and is not using it for some good purpose, only for their own enjoyment or satisfaction, then clearly there’s a moral failing in the world in which we live.
Peter Singer
Enjoying life isn’t about finding the answers, but living the questions.
Sue Margolis
I do not believe that God has created us under this dire necessity to toil, like beasts, to sustain life. I believe it is his will that we should hold absolute mastery over time, so as to devote it mainly to intellectual and moral improvement, domestic enjoyment, and social intercourse.
William Lloyd Garrison
Consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing
Bart Conner
It is a religious duty for those who cook to learn how to prepare food in different ways, hygienically, for the table, so that it may be eaten with enjoyment.
Ellen G. White
Individual statistics, plate time and everything tend to come, but the most enjoyment I get out of baseball is actually winning.
Chili Davis
For keenest enjoyment, I visit when the dew is on them, or in cloudy weather, or when the rain is falling: and I must be alone or with someone who cares for them as I do.
David Fairchild
One didn’t really believe till one saw it demonstrated that giving oneself up completely to art, to emotion, to enjoyment, without planning for the future or counting the cost, produced dreadful disabilities and bankruptcies later.
Edmund Wilson
We learn best in moments of enjoyment
Ralph C. Smedley
There are other ways of finding satisfaction, recipes for human happiness, enjoyment, dignified and meaningful, gratifying life, than increased consumption that increases production.
Zygmunt Bauman
The first essential in a boy’s career is to find out what he’s fitted for, what he’s most capable of doing and doing with a relish.
Charles M. Schwab
Oh, a friend! How true is that old saying, that the enjoyment of one is sweeter and more necessary than that of the elements of water and fire!
Michel de Montaigne
As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature’s sources never fail. Like a generous host, she offers her brimming cups in endless variety, served in a grand hall, the sky its ceiling, the mountains its walls, decorated with glorious paintings and enlivened with bands of music ever playing.
John Muir
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Ben Hogan
As long as I can focus on enjoying what I’m doing, having fun, I know I’ll play well.
Steffi Graf
Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest, Know, all enjoy that pow’r which suits them best.
Alexander Pope
We learn best when we’re intrinsically motivated – that is, when we try something new for the sheer enjoyment of the experience.
Rachel Simmons
Our pleasures in literature do not, I think, decline with age; last 1st of January was my eighty-second birthday, and I think that I had as much enjoyment from books as I ever had in my life.
Maria Edgeworth
Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.
Daniel Boone
I write in a hurry, because the little one, who has been sleeping a long time, begins to call for me. Poor thing! when I am sad, I lament that all my affections grow on me, till they become too strong for my peace, though they all afford me snatches of exquisite enjoyment.
Mary Wollstonecraft
It’s a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I’d rather not know.
Linda Ronstadt
Bodybuilding is a hobby. At least for me it is. I’ve trained since i was 12 or 13 years old. It’s a hobby I just have so much fun with it. I get so much enjoyment from it. To have your job as your hobby – life don’t get better than that.
Ronnie Coleman
Greediness of getting more deprives… the enjoyment of what it had got.
Thomas Sprat
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.
Jane Austen
Let the mantle of worldly enjoyments hang loose about you, that it may be easily dropped when death comes to carry you into another world.
Thomas Boston
I want to move well and comfortably, and enjoy the world around me.
Jack LaLanne
A man’s enjoyment of all good things is in exact proportion to the pains he has undergone to gain them.
Cyrus the Great
Happiness is less regulated by external circumstances than inward enjoyment. Whoever is happy in the satisfaction of himself feels imperturbable felicity; but he, who trusts entirely to the world for the disposition of his peace, must inevitably participate [in] many privations and disappointments.
Norm MacDonald
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
Cesare Pavese
The love of study, a passion which derives fresh vigor from enjoyment, supplies each day, each hour, with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure.
Edward Gibbon
There’s no judgment on bands that continue on who aren’t popular; some people get enjoyment out of it. I’m just not one of those people.
Fred Armisen
From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor.
Joseph Addison
Alas! When duty grows thy law, enjoyment fades away.
Friedrich Schiller
A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
Chuck Noll
Junk is not, like alcohol or weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life.
William S. Burroughs
I mean, I haven’t been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn’t pay attention to that period of music, obviously.
Warren Zevon
Bam understands the concept of a team and bringing out more out of somebody else, and he finds enjoyment and pride out of making somebody else better.
Erik Spoelstra
I, a miserable wretch, haunted by a curse that shut up every avenue to enjoyment.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment.
I really get enjoyment and fulfilment out of making my own gear and being creative.
Bianca Belair
I don’t think you can become an outstanding runner unless you get a certain amount of enjoyment out of the suffering. You have to enjoy absorbing it, controlling it, and – ultimately – overcoming it.
Derek Clayton
The biggest mistake I made and what cost me a lot of enjoyment in my life, was assuming that everybody cared. They don’t.
John Mayer
Infants, I note with envy, are receptive to enjoyment in a degree not attained by adults this side of the new Jerusalem.
Margaret Halsey
A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man, because he has both enjoyments.
Samuel Johnson
One’s first book, kiss, home run is always the best.
Clifton Fadiman
The equity of Providence has balanced peculiar sufferings with peculiar enjoyments.
Samuel Johnson
If I don’t enjoy myself now, when shall I?
Omar Khayyam
Hope is in some respects a thing more brilliant, more vivifying, than fruition. What we have looked forward to with eager and earnest aspiration is never in all respects equal to the picture we had formed of it. The very uncertainty enhances the enjoyment.
William Godwin
I get the biggest enjoyment from the random and unexpected places. Linux on cellphones or refrigerators, just because it’s so not what I envisioned it. Or on supercomputers.
Linus Torvalds
Football is not about suffering. It’s about enjoyment. Control the ball, be friendly with it, try to attack, try to score goals. Of course defending is part of it, but you can defend in a lot of ways.
Johan Cruyff
I’m awfully sorry for people who are taken in by all of today’s dietary mumbo jumbo. They are not getting any enjoyment out of their food.
Julia Child
A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with “a sort of greedy enjoyment,” as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was “saturated with the bouquet of silence.”
Holbrook Jackson
Luxury is more deadly than any foe.
Happy are those lovers who, when their senses require rest, can fall back upon the intellectual enjoyments afforded by the mind! Sweet sleep then comes, and lasts until the body has recovered its general harmony. On awaking, the senses are again active and always ready to resume their action.
Giacomo Casanova
That my philosophy of life is, as far as possible, one of enjoyment. I’m not nihilistic.
Alexander McCall Smith
Each day was a challenge of enjoyment, and he [Hemingway] would plan it out as a field general plans a campign.
A. E. Hotchner
There is no happiness, there is no liberty, there is no enjoyment of life, unless a man can say, when he rises in the morning, I shall be subject to the decision of no unwise judge today.
Daniel Webster
Turns out, the enjoyment I receive from growing the game through content creation and collaborations, and the work I do with the Cybersmile Foundation around cyberbullying, is leaps and bounds above what I got out of playing competitively.
Paige Spiranac
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
James M. Barrie
The game replaces sexual enjoyment by pleasure in movement.
Sigmund Freud
In 1840 I was called from my farm to undertake the administration of public affairs and I foresaw that I was called to a bed of thorns. I now leave that bed which has afforded me little rest, and eagerly seek repose in the quiet enjoyments of rural life.
John Tyler
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
Malcolm Forbes
Heap up great wealth in your house, if you wish, and live as a tyrant, but, if the enjoyment of these things be lacking, I would not buy the rest for the shadow of smoke as against happiness.
In the future no human being is to find peace in the enjoyment of happiness if others beside him are unhappy.
Rudolf Steiner
one’s enjoyment is doubled when one can share it with a friend – and where can one find a more affectionate, a more intimate friend than in one’s own family?
Marie Antoinette
Feasts and business and pleasure and enjoyments seem great things to us, whilst we think of nothing else; but as soon as we add death to them they all sink into an equal littleness.
William Law
From desire I plunge to its fulfilment, where I long once more for desire.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.
Nathaniel Branden
The fullest instruction, and the fullest enjoyment are never derived from books, till we have ventilated the ideas thus obtained in free and easy chat with others.
William Matthews
That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.
Ezra Taft Benson
Insincerity in a man’s own heart must make all his enjoyments, all that concerns him, unreal; so that his whole life must seem like a merely dramatic representation.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we – architects – can effect the quality of life of the people.
Richard Rogers
Everyone in the full enjoyment of all the blessings of his life, in his normal condition, feels some individual responsibility forthe poverty of others. When the sympathies are not blunted by any false philosophy, one feels reproached by one’s own abundance.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Occupation is the necessary basis of all enjoyment.
Leigh Hunt
So much of what happened to me is good fortune. But I would say: Try to get a job that gives you some time; get your sleep and a little bit of food; and work as much as you can. There’s so much enjoyment in doing what you love. Maybe this will open doors, and you’ll find a way to do what you love.
David Lynch
I think a philistine environment should be bracing for young artists. You have to make your own enjoyment, you’ve got to make your own art.
Michael Longley
O! Lover, Enjoyment on the soft body of a lotus is always risky and inconsistent because its route is always surrounded by thorns.
Manmohan Acharya
It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were of no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer…
George Muller
I was fortunate to live for 3 years in another country, and although we lived in an American compound, still as a young adolescent I did venture into the world of the Japanese with great interest and enjoyment. But many Americans never left that safe and familiar life among their own people.
Lois Lowry
The enjoyment that comes from our acts of kindness give us a glimpse of the world that might be, hopefully our future world. Good natured, friendly, human.
David Dunn
Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor.
Shia LaBeouf
Let no man’s place, or dignity, or riches, puff him up; and let no man’s low condition or poverty abase him. For the chief points are faith towards God, hope towards Christ, the enjoyment of those good things for which we look, and love towards God and our neighbor.
Ignatius of Antioch
The possession and the enjoyment of property are the pledges which bind a civilised people to an improved country.
Edward Gibbon
Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution – such call I good books.
Henry David Thoreau
This is an election year, and I think we’re in desperate trouble and it’s time for people to speak up and not pipe down. It’s a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I’d rather not know.
Linda Ronstadt
I am persuaded there is no such thing after all as a perfect enjoyment of solitude; for the more delicious the solitude the more one wants a companion.
Leigh Hunt
The progress of the world means more enjoyment and more misery too.
Swami Vivekananda
Age, that lessens the enjoyment of life, increases our desire of living
Oliver Goldsmith
Foreign policy is conducted for the convenience and enjoyment of people in Washington.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
Horace Mann
Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit.
John C. Maxwell
Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It’s one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done, so emotional.
Sean Bean
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Richard Bach
There is an indescribable something that ties us to life. For this purpose, it is not necessary that we should be happy. Though our life be almost without enjoyment, we do not consent to part with it.
William Godwin
The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
James Loeb
We have no right to prejudice another in his civil enjoyments because he is of another church.
Thomas Jefferson
All outward success, when it has value, is but the inevitable result of an inward success of full living, full play and enjoyment of one’s faculties.
Robert Henri
As I see it, mainstream comics now speak only to the hardcore few who stayed; conversing in a weird, garbled, visual pig latin only they can understand – rendering the term ‘mainstream’ a hollow joke – while the true mainstream, the other 99.9% of the populace, find enjoyment elsewhere.
Scott McCloud
There is also purpose in life which is almost barren of both creation and enjoyment and which admits of but one possibility of high moral behavior: namely, in man’s attitude to his existence, an existence restricted by external forces.
Viktor E. Frankl
With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
Adam Smith
When one is anxious only to live, he easily, in this solicitude, forgets the enjoyment of life. If his only concern is for life, and he thinks “if I only have my dear life,” he does not apply his full strength to using, i. e., enjoying, life.
Max Stirner
The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.
Ezra Stiles
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
One of the odd enjoyments in life is to be alone in a room full of people. To have them there as unknowing human filler in your wide shot.
Henry Rollins
Every minute of life I take a risk; it’s part of the enjoyment.
Otto Preminger
The true enjoyments must be spontaneous and compulsive and look to no remoter end.
C. S. Lewis
The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation.
Samuel Johnson
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!
Jane Austen
The wisest among my race understand that agitations of social equality is the extremist folly, and that progress in the enjoyment of all privileges that will come to us must be the result of severe and constant struggle rather than of artificial forcing.
Booker T. Washington
States of profound happiness, like all other forms of intoxication, are apt to befuddle the wits; intense enjoyment of the present always makes one forget the past.
Stefan Zweig
The audience is the most revered member of the theater. Without an audience, there is no theater. Everything done is ultimately for the enjoyment of the audience. They are our guests, fellow players, and the last spoke in the wheel which can then begin to roll. They make the performance meaningful.
Viola Spolin
for true happiness, sane enjoyment, you must look to the country, not town. Only you want one true heart beside you with which to enjoy it!
Ellen Buckingham Mathews
Freud wrote a book on the essence of humor, but he didn’t know what he was talking about. Max Eastman wrote a book, The Enjoyment of Laughter, that was a much better book, but nobody bothered to read it.
John Gould
Thorough selfishness destroys or paralyzes enjoyment. A heart made selfish by the contest for wealth is like a citadel stormed in war, utterly shattered.
Henry Ward Beecher
If we don’t watch out, the pleasure o be gained from the discriminating enjoyment of food will be lost. It may not be long before the art of fine cooking is viewed as the invention of a handful of snobs. . . . A whole aspect of living well, of civilization itself, is threatened with extinction.
Benoite Groult
I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to facing Brett Lee again. He bowls at 95mph so enjoyment is not the word I would use.
Andrew Flintoff
If our Creator has so bountifully provided for our existence here, which is but momentary, and for our temporal wants, which will soon be forgotten, how much more must He have done for our enjoyment in the everlasting world?
Hosea Ballou
Only a fool would leave the enjoyment of rainbows to the opticians. Or give the science of optics the last word on the matter.
Edward Abbey
Money without wisdom diminishes the pleasure and enjoyment of wealth.
James Cook
Every one of our passions and affections hath its natural stint and bound, which may easily be exceeded; whereas our enjoyments can possibly be but in a determinate measure and degree.
Joseph Butler
True happiness 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
And it’s always the same kind of artist, I think, who has more enjoyment being slightly on the outside of things, who doesn’t want to be sucked into the tyranny of the mainstream. Because once you get sucked into that, you’re dead as an artist.
David Bowie
Our human face happens to be one of the most powerful channels that we all use to communicate social and emotional states: everything from enjoyment, surprise, empathy, and curiosity.
Rana el Kaliouby
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)
Saint Augustine
Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know. … Pursue the enjoyments which are of good repute; for pleasure attended by honor is the best thing in the world, but pleasure without honor is the worst.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke
But the delights of solitude don’t only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.
Anna Neagle
All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety.
George Mason
We runners talk about having fun but I don’t think anybody believes us. We talk about discipline and endurance, we take care, we exercise caution, we watch our diets and monitor our pace. We are ascetics who talk, unconvincingly, of the bracing enjoyment of self-abuse.
Peter Sagal
I used to run the band hockey pool – regular season and playoffs. I would write weekly reports, which were meant to demoralize and diffuse enjoyment for others.
Gord Downie
What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and… make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did.
Bobby Hull
I’ve yet to find the exact word to describe the enjoyment that an evening spent riffling through old pattern books can bring.
Belinda Peregrin
If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives.
David Riesman
As things may turn out in the future, people may (though I doubt it) find that their work gives them all the enjoyment – physical, intellectual or aesthetic – which they may require. That certainly is not so now.
Louis MacNeice
Let hopes and sorrows, fears and angers be, And think each day that dawns the last you’ll see; For so the hour that greets you unforeseen Will bring with it enjoyment twice as keen.
Then I came in twice a week – for my own enjoyment as well as to be a guide. And then we started to apply some of the splinters of the ideas back into the piece.
Siobhan Davies
Politicians make good company for a while just as children do – their self-enjoyment is contagious. But they soon exhaust their favourite subjects – themselves.
Garry Wills
Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps, it’s so gratifying. I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play as I did of entertaining people myself.
Bobby Hull
Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul.
Excitement about things became a habit, a part of my personality, and the expectation that I should enjoy new experiences often engendered the enjoyment itself.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
Thomas Otway
The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment.
Winslow Homer
Do not be deceived; happiness and enjoyment do not lie in wicked ways.
Isaac Watts
If enjoyment is a value, why is it moral when experienced by others, but immoral when experienced by you?… Why is it immoral for your to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away?
John Galt
Anticipation was the soul of enjoyment.
Elizabeth Gaskell
There is in the soul a taste for the good, just as there is in the body an appetite for enjoyment.
Joseph Joubert
I turned 40, got married, got a kid, and my mother passed away. I experienced life and death, with the enjoyment of creating life and the loss, within one year.
Daniel Wu
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
We only do well the things we like doing.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
There is nothing like fun, is there? I haven’t any myself, but I do like it in others.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Joy:show joy & enjoy: then others will be joyful.
Sylvia Plath
The worst hotels are any with a bad bed. I stayed in a hotel where they left cards telling me my enjoyment was of paramount importance. I should have written, ‘Nice rooms, crap beds.’
Amanda Donohoe
To abstain from the enjoyment which is in our power, or to seek distant rather than immediate results, are among the most painful exertions of the human will.
Nassau William Senior
Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life’s greatest enjoyments and most of life’s greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money. Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control.
Robert G. Allen
While we desire, we do not enjoy; and with enjoyment desire ceases.
William Hazlitt
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
We have more days to live through than pleasures. Be slow in enjoyment, quick at work, for men see work ended with pleasure, pleasure ended with regret.
Baltasar Gracian
Plan for ways to get more enjoyment into your life and you will get more joy out of it.
Jay Samit
Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn’t really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For me, and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.
Bob Marshall
The uncertainty of events disturbs the purest enjoyments.
Francis de Gaston, Chevalier de Levis
Life’s a climb. But the view is great.
Miley Cyrus
What is the purpose of any one workout? Enjoyment? Improvement? Coach said so? Whatever, the hour you run often is the best hour of the day.
Hal Higdon
It’s important to know all those things, but part of our jobs is to move people along and to make people excited to buy music or buy clothes, and give them enjoyment, I think, too.
Paul Weller
I don’t get that much enjoyment out of saying ‘I own it.’
Nicolas Berggruen
I got bullied a lot when I was a kid, and because of that I thought for the most part that I didn’t really have a childhood – I had to grow up so quick and there was no real enjoyment in that for me.
Shane Koyczan
Israel’s [as well as our] enjoyment of the land is contingent on their behavior. Blessings or cruses lie before them; the choice is theirs.
Max Anders
It is the difference betwixt lust and love that this is fixed, that volatile. Love grows, lust wastes by enjoyment.
William Penn
Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.
Victor Hugo
Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.
Giovanni Boccaccio
Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
DeWitt Clinton
It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.
Samuel Alexander
Those who know me, my really close friends, know that I play for enjoyment and to entertain the fans.
Dimitar Berbatov
My business in life has been to think and learn, and to speak out with absolute freedom what I have thought and learned. The freedom is itself a positive and never-failing enjoyment to me, after the bondage of my early life.
Harriet Martineau
We no longer sing and dance. We don’t know how to. Instead, we watch other people sing and dance on the television screen. Christmas, which was once a festival of active enjoyment, has turned into a binge of purely passive pleasures.
Tom Hodgkinson
Restraint is the golden rule of enjoyment.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
Frances Burney
My great joy is to give form to reality. Music is a great release, a great enjoyment to me. Eventually I’d like to write something of great importance. That’s my ambition – to write something worthwhile.
Jim Morrison
Nothing has to happen for me to feel good! I feel good because I’m alive! Life is a gift, and I revel in it.
Tony Robbins
You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry.
E. A. Bucchianeri
Diminish the mass of evils that afflict the human species, increase enjoyment and well-being. And even if the new routes opened up could prolong the average life of mankind by only a few hours, or even a few days, then the scientist, too could aspire.
Antoine Lavoisier
If you are not in the state of either acceptance, enjoyment, or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others.
Eckhart Tolle
Now comes what I perhaps inflatedly call my philosophy of knitting. Like many philosophies, it is hard to express in a few words. Its main tenets are enjoyment and satisfaction, accompanied by thrift, inventiveness, an appearance of industry, and, above all, resourcefulness.
Elizabeth Zimmermann
The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
Mortimer Adler
To sing a duet together means sharing with someone both the pleasure and the responsibility of making music for an audience which is there to feel enjoyment through music.
Andrea Bocelli
Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
Paul Goodman
It is in the enjoyment and not in mere possession that makes for happiness.
Michel de Montaigne
To be happy, one must rid oneself of prejudice, be virtuous, healthy, and have a capacity for enjoyment and for passion.
Emilie du Chatelet
Love is our response to our highest values. Love is self-enjoyment. The noblest love is born out of admiration of another’s values.
Ayn Rand
I love food and don’t want to sacrifice my enjoyment to be healthy. You can enjoy food and can be mindful and healthy while you do it but it just takes a little time and effort.
Austin Aries
The noise around us determines how we speak. And how we listen. Just as a conversation suffers in a war zone, art suffers in a culture built on noise. So does our enjoyment of it.
Michael Gungor
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
Clarence Day
I like a good story and I also like staring at the sea– do I have to choose between the two?
David Byrne
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
Each component of the organism, like the individual in the social body, possesses the capacity for enjoyment of the self through sharing with others.
Raoul Vaneigem
The enjoyment has been diminishing. Now, there’s no question that it’s sort of fun to get high.
George Carlin
Life would be very pleasant if it were not for its enjoyments.
Robert Smith Surtees
On so many levels, acting in film and TV is so much the sum of its parts, and somewhere in there, there’s an alchemical thing that makes something happen or not – that makes something connect or not. Now, of course you want to make work that people see, but the enjoyment I get out of acting is playing characters.
Eddie Redmayne
Free sexual intercourse between young males and respectable girls” was urgently necessary or society was “doomed to fall a victim to incurable neuroses which reduce the enjoyment of life to a minimum, destroy the marriage relation and bring hereditary ruin on the whole coming generation.
Sigmund Freud
Riches are always over estimated; the enjoyment they give is more in the pursuit than the possession.
Sarah Josepha Hale
It’s wrong to deprive someone else of a pleasure so that you can enjoy one yourself, but to deprive yourself of a pleasure so that you can add to someone else’s enjoyment is an act of humanity by which you always gain more than you lose.
Thomas More
Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.
Joseph Butler
What is the next step, the practical application? —I will answer that the absolutely vital thing is to consolidate your understanding, to become capable of enjoyment, of living in the present, and of the discipline which this involves. Without this you have nothing to give.
Alan Watts
If they do not share equally enjoyments and toils, those who labor much and get little will necessarily complain of those who labor little and receive or consume much. But indeed there is always a difficulty in men living together and having all human relations in common, but especially in their having common property.
The creative consequences of man’s imaginative strivings may never make him whole; but they constitute his deepest consolations and his greatest glories.
Anthony Storr
May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it. For one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
Richard L. Evans
I have had no real gratification or enjoyment of any sort more than my neighbour on the next block who is worth only half a million.
William Henry Vanderbilt
The enjoyment of life is only possible if we could get connected to the spirit.
Nirmala Srivastava
What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what’s around you. That’s what photography does for me.
Graeme Le Saux
The happiest people I have known in this world have been the Saints-and, after these, the men and women who get immediate and conscious enjoyment from little things.
Hugh Walpole
Beauty without wit offers nothing but the enjoyment of its material charms, whilst witty ugliness captivates by the charms of the mind, and at last fulfils all the desires of the man it has captivated.
Giacomo Casanova
I quit because I didnt feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game.
Barry Sanders
The price of apparent happiness and enjoyment is the neglect of the spontaneous active energies of the acting members.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
The habit of reading is the only one I know in which there is no alloy. It lasts when all other pleasures fade.
Anthony Trollope
To enjoy yourself is the easy method to give enjoyment to others.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
I do what I do out of pure enjoyment. Hopefully, nobody does it better. There’s a beauty to making a great deal. It’s my canvas. And I like painting it.
Donald Trump
The relation of feeling toward art and its bringing-forth can be one of production or one of reception and enjoyment.
Martin Heidegger
True philosophy is that which renders us to ourselves, and all others who surround us, better, and at the same time more content, more patient, more calm and more ready for all decent and pure enjoyment.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot.
Susan B. Anthony
A man who has tasted with profound enjoyment the pleasure of agreeable society will eat with a greater appetite than he who rode horseback for two hours. An amusing lecture is as useful for health as the exercise of the body.
Immanuel Kant
The highest earthly enjoyments are but a shadow of the joy I find in reading God’s Word.
Lady Jane Grey
We are so habitually nostalgic by now that we anticipate looking back in the midst of enjoyment, look forward to watching the videos we’re taking of our children even as we make them.
Deborah Tall
How could I, blest with thee, long nights employ; And how with the longest day enjoy!
I sometimes draw just for its own enjoyment.
Henry Moore
As long as experiencing your optimal level of good stress doesn’t damage others, it’s hard to objectively define where normal enjoyment of stimulation becomes adrenaline junkiehood.
Robert M. Sapolsky
Enjoyment is just the sound of being centered.
Let not the enjoyment of pleasures now within your grasp, be carried to such excess as to incapacitate you from future repetition.
Seneca the Younger
Nature, with her customary beneficence, has ordained that man shall not learn how to live until the reasons for living are stolen from him, that he shall find no enjoyment until he has become incapable of vivid pleasure.
Giacomo Leopardi
People say, “You should write lyrics” and I say I’m quite happy not to, because I like being part of that process where you write your version of what someone else’s lyrics are saying to you, and that enjoyment has never changed.
Elton John
One of the distinguishing characteristics of a democratic period is the taste that all men have for easy success and present enjoyment. This occurs in the pursuits of the intellect as well as in others.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Rich people think long-term. They balance their spending on enjoyment today with investing for freedom tomorrow.
T. Harv Eker
As we grow older, our capacity for enjoyment shrinks, but not our appetite for it.
Mignon McLaughlin
When an archer shoots for enjoyment, he has all his skill; when he shoots for a brass buckle, he gets nervous; when he shoots for a prize of gold, he begins to see two targets.
Alas, woman is faithful as long as she loves, but you demand that she be faithful without love and give herself without enjoyment. Who is cruel then, woman or man?
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
The success of the storytellers – we’re only as good as what we can withhold from the audience. Aspects of surprise and letting things play out for the audience – it’s so much a part of their enjoyment. It’s one of the great things about working in the movies and being a great storyteller.
B. D. Wong
A thing seriously pursued affords true enjoyment.
Seneca the Younger
Eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship – enjoyment at a distance.
Ingrid Newkirk
Theatre can transform a child’s life, just as an early cultural experience whether with opera, ballet, music or art is a wonderful thing because it opens the door to a life-long experience, a life-long enjoyment.
Michael Morpurgo
Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment; there is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Playing Ann Landers is like channeling my mother. That combination of love and the enjoyment of life is my mother. And you find that combination in Ann Landers’ letters.
Mimi Kennedy
Watching something being constructed, whether you’re passing a building site or whether you’re watching an artist at work, is fascinating, and I think that’s the enjoyment.
Nick Mason
The end-purpose of all art is enjoyment!
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
… in a wicked way, it is an incentive to good living to observe the spice of enjoyment there is to a godly soul in a very little sin.
Margaret Deland
Ten years dropped from a man’s life are no small loss; ten years of manhood, of household happiness and care; ten years of honest labor, of conscious enjoyment of sunshine and outdoor beauty; ten years of grateful life–one day looking forward to all this; the next, waking to find them passed, and a blank.
Mary Mapes Dodge
Productivity is most important by engineering management rules, but enjoyment is most important for engineers. One stems from the other.
Rob Pike
The story is everything, so it always begins with a story.And research is a kind of scaffolding built underneath the story as I go along. My enjoyment level varies, but in general, I’m writing about topics I find interesting, so I can’t gripe too much.
Neal Stephenson
Frivolous sorrow is folly. Frivolous enjoyment is not.
Mason Cooley
Racism is an attack on the very notion of the universality of human rights. It systematically denies certain people the enjoyment of their full human rights because of their colour, race, ethnicity, descent or national origin.
Irene Khan
Selfishness, eager for a heaven of enjoyment, is quite a different thing in the soul from love and purity and truth, yearning together for what is their natural element.
William Mountford
Self-reflection is the gateway to freedom. It also brings greater appreciation and enjoyment. We begin to enjoy spending time with our own mind, and we enjoy reflecting on our experience of the teachings. Like the sun emerging from behind the clouds, the teachings of the dharma become clear.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
William Jennings Bryan
Enjoyment of football is part of the social context, and I have lost my faith in this social context.
Orhan Pamuk
One of the key elements of human behavior is, humans have a greater fear of loss than enjoyment of success. All the academic studies will show you that the fear of loss of capital is far greater than the enjoyment of gains.
Laurence D. Fink
A location can really enhance exercise enjoyment. Getting out in nature – whether it’s a beach, lake, river, forest, hills or even an urban park – can do wonders for our mood and stress levels.
Michael Klim
I’m all for rational enjoyment, and so forth, but I think a fellow makes himself conspicuous when he throws soft-boiled eggs at the electric fan
P. G. Wodehouse
Life is the enjoyment of emotion, derived from the past and aimed at the future.
Alfred North Whitehead
Thirsting desires and longings possessed my soul after perfect holiness. God was so precious to my soul that the world with all its enjoyments appeared vile. I had no more value for the favor of men than for pebbles.
David Brainerd
The feeling of pleasure and enjoyment from what we do is extremely important. It creates trust and respect when you walk into the dressing room or onto the pitch.
Julian Nagelsmann
To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than.
Oskar Homolka
There is a limit to enjoyment, though the sources of wealth be boundlessAnd the choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
Thornton Wilder
I work for enjoyment and satisfaction – not just to earn a living.
Louise Hay
Such is the emptiness of human enjoyment that we are always impatient of the present. Attainment is followed by neglect, and possession by disgust.
Samuel Johnson
Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me… a relaxation… I get my ideas from everyday events.
Matthew Ashford
Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.
Irving Babbitt
you might want to decide fast. We live in a dangerous world. If you see a chance to be happy, you have to fight for it, so later you have no regrets.
Ilona Andrews
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
Artists paint not for their own enjoyment but to share their vision with others.
John Kurtz
I don’t live in the past. I just live in the enjoyment of the game.
Joe Montana
To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.
Charles Dudley Warner
It is impossible to have a lively hope in another life, and yet be deeply immersed in the enjoyments of this.
Francis Atterbury
Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser’s gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
Honore de Balzac
The Italians have their priorities right: They’re driven, they do their work, but they really enjoy the day-to-day and they don’t put off the enjoyment of the everyday for some future goal.
Frances Mayes
All acts suppose certain dispositions, and habits of mind and heart, which may be in themselves states of enjoyment or of wretchedness, and which must be fruitful in other consequences besides those particular acts.
John Stuart Mill
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 you remove enjoyment of God from faith in God, it ceases to be faith.
John Piper
A pessimist is a person who is always right but doesn’t get any enjoyment out of it, while an optimist, is one who imagines that the future is uncertain. It is a duty to be an optimist, because if you imagine that the future is uncertain, then you mu
Victor Cherbuliez
Enjoyment is an art and a skill for which we have little talent or energy… your entire education has has deprived you of this capacity because it was preparing you for the future, instead of showing you how to be alive now.
Alan Watts
The friends whom I have are invaluable, and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment; and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world.
George Combe
The thing that keeps you scrambling over the rocks, risking snakes, and swatting at the flies is the view. It is only your enjoyment of and commitment to what you see, not to what you rationally understand, that balances the otherwise absurd investment of labor.
Robert Adams
The test of enjoyment is the remembrance which it leaves behind.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Honey, nobody ever knows someone completely. You have to just enjoy what you do know and have faith in the rest.
Erin McCarthy
As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
Simon Newcomb
Whatever enjoyment I might have had at the time would disappear overnight like snow melting on a warm roof.
S.J. Watson
In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day-or to celebrate each special day.
Rasheed Ogunlaru
With piracy, people think it’s about getting stuff for free. It’s not – it’s about getting rid of the middleman that stands between you and your enjoyment of the film or music.
Graham Linehan
We do ourselves wrong, and too meanly estimate the holiness above us, when we deem that any act or enjoyment good in itself, is not good to do religiously.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience.
Alfred North Whitehead
The best service that can be rendered to a Country, next to that of giving it liberty, is in diffusing the mental improvement equally essential to the preservation, and the enjoyment of the blessing.
James Madison
Art shouldn’t be something that you go quietly into an art gallery and dip your forelock and say ‘I have to be very quiet, I’m in here amongst the art.’ It’s here, art’s everywhere. It’s how you use your eyes. It’s about the enjoyment of visual things. And it’s certainly not for any one group of people.
Ken Done
There is only the constant knowledge and enjoyment of the Heart, moment to moment, through the instant of all conditions of appearance and disappearance. Of this I am perfectly certain. I am That.
Adi Da
I think its just important to do something. Some sort of exercise. I get asked this a lot. It’s important to do something you enjoy, and something that is useful for yourself. You get far more enjoyment out of something you like to do, so you’re more likely to stick with it.
Nick Youngquest
The life that I have chosen gives me my full hours of enjoyment for the balance of my life: the sun will not rise, or set, without my notice and thanks.
Winslow Homer
I tell the truth where it’s the ethical thing to do, but in terms of entertainment, there’s a certain fun and enjoyment that can be added to the experience by a few judicious lies.
Jed Mercurio
I never wanted to be like anyone growing up. It’s always been about the enjoyment, and I’ve just never wanted to imitate anyone.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
I find that I can have no enjoyment in the world but the continual drinking of knowledge. I find there is no worthy pursuit but the idea of doing some good for the world.
John Keats
Education has no more serious responsibility than the making of adequate provision for enjoyment of recreative leisure not only for the sake of immediate health, but for the sake of its lasting effect upon the habits of the mind.
John Dewey
Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us.
Samuel Johnson
For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members’ enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful.
Randy West
I sincerely pray that all the members of the human family may, in the time prescribed by the Father of us all, find themselves securely established in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and happiness.
Thomas Jefferson
That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.
Mary Ann Shaffer
It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
Orison Swett Marden
The fact of the religious vision, and its history of persistent expansion, is our one ground for optimism. Apart from it, human life is a flash of occasional enjoyments lighting up a mass of pain and misery, a bagatelle of transient experience.
Alfred North Whitehead
Worship is God’s enjoyment of us and our enjoyment of him.
Graham Kendrick
I don’t resent being identified with B science fiction movies at all -why should I? Even though they were not considered top of the line, for those people that like sci-fi, I guess they were fun. My whole feeling about working as an actor is, if I give anybody any enjoyment, I’m doing my job, and that’s what counts.
John Agar
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
Most People are wretched more by the Fears of what may come, than what they endure at present. … a manifest Contradiction to good Sense; for who, with the right use of that, wou’d lose the Enjoyment of a present Comfort, to lament a Misfortune only in Supposition; which ten to one never comes to pass.
Eliza Haywood
Nothing can be reckoned good or bad to us in this life, any further than it indisposes us for the enjoyment of another.
Francis Atterbury
My boy! Smoking is one of the greatest and cheapest enjoyments in life, and if you decide in advance not to smoke, i can only feel sorry for you.
Sigmund Freud
To the medieval mind a liberty was a right to the enjoyment of a specific property It was a freedom to do something with one’s own without interference by the king or any other man.
Arthur Bryant
The coach and support staff’s role is to get the players in the most brilliant frame of mind to execute things and if done effectively, it brings enjoyment to the player’s game.
Ravi Shastri
The metalcore has been left behind. It’s not something that any of us find enjoyment in listening to, so it’s obviously not the direction we would write songs in.
M. Shadows
They deceive themselves who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will – with our thoughts, words and actions – to the will of God.
Teresa of Avila
Mr. Bennet’s expectations were fully answered. His cousin was as absurd as he had hoped, and he listened to him with the keenest enjoyment.
Jane Austen
If you desire something, you don’t have it. It is more interesting than enjoyment, because enjoyment erases the mysteries and the vision of desire. Desire opens up possibilities but never achieves anything, whereas enjoyment is just the brutal achievement of something – and after that, it’s done.
Luca Guadagnino
We allow each other so little enjoyment or even tolerance for our individualities, our uniquenesses, and yet to me, that’s what it’s all about.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
It is impossible for someone to dispel his fears about the most important matters if he doesn’t know the nature of the universe but still gives some credence to myths. So without the study of nature there is no enjoyment of pure pleasure.
The real wants of nature are the measure of enjoyments, as the foot is the measure of the shoe. We can call only the want of what is necessary poverty.
Pope Clement I
I have always enjoyed explaining physics. In fact it’s more than just enjoyment: I need to explain physics.
Leonard Susskind
There is no such thing as unlawful censorship in the home. Movies, magazines, television, videos, the Internet, and other media are there as guests and should only be welcomed when they are appropriate for family enjoyment.
M. Russell Ballard
The institutions under which we live, my countrymen, secure each person in the perfect enjoyment of all his rights.
John Tyler
We part more easily with what we possess, than with our expectations of what we wish for; because expectation always goes beyond enjoyment.
Henry Home, Lord Kames
Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.
Christian Nestell Bovee
God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone else. God loves it, too. An amazing thing happens when we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy.
William Law
Like many works of literature, Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and power. But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It’s about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production.
Alex Tabarrok
But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
Niklaus Wirth
As I’ve got older, I’ve really had to dig deep and find where my happiness comes from. Why do I play tennis? You get a lot of incredible highs, but it can be very lonely with some dark lows. So the biggest thing I’ve learned is finding the reasons for my enjoyment.
Johanna Konta
Everything counts for gain when we are cosmically awake. Nothing counts, unless we are awake. No enjoyments last, no successes satisfy, no gains have meaning unless accomplished in a state of wakefulness.
Henry David Thoreau
My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment.
Davy Jones
I quit because I didn’t feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game.
Barry Sanders
The essence of loving living as a follower of Jesus isn’t in trying harder but in enjoying more. I’m not saying you can change without trying. I’m saying that enjoyment empowers effort. Pleasure in God is the power for purity.
Sam Storms
Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
Samuel Johnson
It cannot reasonably be doubted, but a little miss, dressed in a new gown for a dancing-school ball, receives as complete enjoyment as the greatest orator, who triumphs in the splendour of his eloquence, while he governs the passions and resolutions of a numerous assembly.
David Hume
I don’t get too much enjoyment out of sitting around the campfire and looking at old photos. That’s just not me. I don’t get the thrill of doing that. So, I don’t sit around listening to my old records.
Mike Patton
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” Ray Kroc “If some of today’s leaders don’t relearn the value of a smile, they’ll be unable to fire up others’ ability to find real enjoyment in their work.
Ken Blanchard
As a boy, I used to look at reproductions of Rembrandt’s portraits… the people in his paintings were so real I felt I knew them… It is his empathy for the sitter, combined with his enjoyment and dexerity in handling paint that captured my imagination then, and is what I am striving for still.
David Cobley
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison
Be all you can be and live a good life, have fun with it.
Tina Yothers
In happy ignorance, I sighed for a world I did not know, where I hoped to find every pleasure and enjoyment which my heart could desire; and now, on my return from that wide world… how many disappointed hopes and unsuccessful plans have I brought back!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Without life there can be no action — no objects of pursuit — no restless desires — no tormenting passions. Hence it is that we fondly cling to it — that we dread its termination as the close, not of enjoyment, but of hope.
William Hazlitt
A lot of these guys come up and say, ‘Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.’ They don’t seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment – and painful.
Butch Trucks
I take a lot of enjoyment out of imagining myself as… I dunno… a wall. I keep adding bricks to my wall or little house.
Johanna Konta
It’s just strange to think that so much of our enjoyment from sports comes from the elevation of arbitrary differences.
Malcolm Gladwell
The fact is that those who do not see themselves but who see others, who fail to grasp of themselves but who grasp others, take possession of what others have but fail to possess themselves. they are attracted to what others enjoy but fail to find enjoyment in themselves.
Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.
Arnold Palmer
If there be no eternal life, still the enjoyment of spiritual thoughts as ideals is keener and makes a man happier, whilst the foolery of materialism leads to competition and undue ambition and ultimate death, individual and national.
Swami Vivekananda
I play basketball strictly for enjoyment and to add to the support of my family.
Avery Bradley
Worship is not about my enjoyment. It is about my enjoyment of God. It is not about my pleasure or my delight or my satisfaction. It is about my pleasure, delight, and satisfaction in God. Worship is not simply about glorifying God. It is about glorifying God by enjoying Him forever.
Sam Storms
No, no, I’m a lowbrow. I read [Dostoevsky] more out of obligation than enjoyment. For enjoyment, for me, it’s a beer and the football game.
Woody Allen
So you begin to wonder if Leonia’s true passion is really, as they say, the enjoyment of new and different things, and not, instead, the joy of expelling, discarding, cleansing itself of a recurrent impurity.
Italo Calvino
There are several other sources of enjoyment in a long voyage, which are of a more reasonable nature. The map of the world ceases to be a blank; it becomes a picture full of the most varied and animated figures.
Charles Darwin
People shouldn’t go broke making a haunted house. Or, we should pay for our enjoyment, definitely.
Stephen Graham Jones
If we were meant to read for enjoyment, would God have created television? Read as it was intended – for exercise. The more you read, the more you expand your – what’s the word I’m looking for? – your stockpile of words. You must have a stockpile of words that you can pass along to your children for their stockpile.
Steve Carell
Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights.
Marquis de Lafayette
I’d rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk. So many people drink Coca-Cola and all these soft drinks with sugar. Some of these drinks have 8 or 9 teaspoons of sugar in them What’s the good of living if you can’t have the things that give a little enjoyment?
Jack LaLanne
It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment!
Max Beckmann
If only I had more money is the easiest way to postpone the intense self-examination and decision-making necessary to create a life of enjoyment – now and not later.
Tim Ferriss
There is an intimate connection between the life of the Christian here and the enjoyment and the glory in the day of Christ’s appearing.
George Muller
What young men nowadays don’t realise is that ballroom dancing can be such a source of enjoyment.
Brian Clough
No; for instead of delivering myself up to the full enjoyment of the as others do, I am always troubling my head about how I could produce the same effect upon canvas; and as that can never be done, it is mere vanity and vexation of spirit.
Anne Bronte
To devote yourself to the creation and enjoyment of beauty, then, can be a serious business-not always necessarily a means of escaping reality, but sometimes a means of holding on to the real when everything is flaking away into… rhetoric and plot.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I read for interest and enjoyment, and when I cease to enjoy it I stop.
Tom Stoppard
I possess the faculty of enjoying the company of those I – of my friends as well in silence as in conversation.
Anne Bronte
When you’re a kid football is, and should be, sheer enjoyment.
Glenn Murray
Early on, I had to structure my ideas of success around things like, ‘Can I go back and listen to the record months or years after I made it and still get some enjoyment out of it?’ Or ‘Have I said what I wanted to say on this album? Did it connect with people on a personal level, even if it’s a small number of people?’
Jason Isbell
I don’t dig jogging. I’ve tried, I really have, but I don’t get any enjoyment out of jogging.
Bob Crane
If you enjoy what you do, don’t be afraid of expressing your enthusiasm. Enjoyment is infectious.
Alan Sugar
I love working if it’s with people who are capable of having a good time. People with a little bit of enjoyment of what they do. If it’s enormous pressure, and people feel that their lives are at stake, then it’s agony. So I try to pick projects where I feel like I’m going to avoid those traps.
Alan Arkin
When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn’t climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.
Criss Jami
The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
Ivor Novello
For if you know what you want, and will be content with it, you can be trusted. But if you do not know, your desires are limitless and no one can tell how to deal with you. Nothing satisfies an individual incapable of enjoyment.
Alan Watts
The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property.
John Hunt Morgan
I’ve been able to sleep with my eyes open ever since I started watching baseball.” “Drinking is such a necessity to human life that people cannot fathom an individual who, like a child confined to a church pew, gets little enjoyment out of it and would rather do other things.
Criss Jami
We are not immortal ourselves, my friend; how can we expect our enjoyments to be so? We have no rose without its thorn; no pleasure without alloy. It is the law of our existence; and we must acquiesce.
Thomas Jefferson
I can’t say that every day is wonderful bliss and enjoyment.
Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Misery is caused for the most part, not by a heavy crush of disaster, but by the corrosion of less visible evils, which canker enjoyment, and undermine security. The visit of an invader is necessarily rare, but domestic animosities allow no cessation.
Samuel Johnson
Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation and your enjoyment in being a lawyer.
Joe Jamail
Age holds absolutely no fear for me. There is so much enjoyment ahead.
Penelope Cruz
Perhaps a day might come when there would be at last be enough to go round, and when posterity could enter into the enjoyment of our labors.
John Maynard Keynes
Sometimes I am a different character in different languages. I have different enjoyment from them. Sometimes different answers come out of me. Like, I didn’t even know that about me. I get to know myself through different languages, actually.
Roger Federer
There is no age limit on the enjoyment of sex. It keeps getting better.
Florence Henderson
What you do is more important than how much you make, and how you feel about it is more important than what you do.
Jerry Gillies
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
Henry David Thoreau
The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make.
Mark Twain
Some people think that acting’s about being somebody else and I don’t. I think this is how I would be given the same circumstances. And I do it for my own enjoyment.
Lucy Lawless
Lying and corruption are in the Iranian society in all sense of the world, and if you do research about married women, you see that a lot of them tell you they get a lot of enjoyment from breaking the rules of corruption, because just for the fact that they break the rules, it makes them oppose the system.
Bahman Ghobadi
The secret of the enjoyment of pleasure is to know when to stop. Man doesn’t learn this secret easily, but to shun pleasure altogether is cowardly avoidance of a difficult job. For we have to learn the art of enjoying things BECAUSE they are impermanent.
Alan Watts
I’m a goal setter, but in broad strokes. I don’t have a by-October-2009-I-want-to-be-here plan. All I do is work with an element of challenge and an element of enjoyment. With that, anything can happen.
Eric Dane
Love is not enjoyment. Love is being enjoyed.
Radhanath Swami
The real thing is, you should be seeing these plays in the Theatre. That’s what they were written for. That’s where the enjoyment is. Studying them is no enjoyment whatsoever.
Tony Randall
No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.
Florence Scovel Shinn
The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone.
Damon Albarn
People will be most creative when they feel motivated primarily by the interest, enjoyment, satisfaction and challenge of the work itself.
Teresa Amabile
Any enjoyment is weakened when shared.
Marquis de Sade
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
Wayne Dyer
Like a young eaglet that gets pushed out of the nest at the appropriate time, a young man must learn to fly on his own. If the nest is too cushy, if all of his creature comforts are there for his enjoyment, then he may set up his high-definition television and perch for a while.
Dennis Rainey
From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
James Nasmyth
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
It is my belief that many who think they dislike poetry are really poetical in their natures and are indebted to it, more than they imagine, for the success they may have achieved, even in practical pursuits, and for the enjoyment their lives have afforded them.
Orson F. Whitney
It always grieves me to contemplate the initiation of children into the ways of life when they are scarcely more than infants. It checks their confidence and simplicity, two of the best qualities that heaven gives them, and demands that they share our sorrows before they are capable of entering into our enjoyments.
Charles Dickens
Why does a man who is truly in love insist that this relationship must continue and be “lifelong”? Because life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Who would want to wake up halfway through an operation?
Cesare Pavese
The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.
Norman O. Brown
There is nothing beyond God, and the sense enjoyments are simply something through which we are passing now in the hope of getting better things.
Swami Vivekananda
His own enjoyment, or his own ease, was, in every particular, his ruling principle.
Jane Austen
If there is one thing that the women and men of the late 20th century who have an awareness and enjoyment of history can be sure of, it is that Islam was not sent from Heaven to foster egotism and mediocrity.
Fatema Mernissi
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie
No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.
Orison Swett Marden
Self-denial is taught much better by inspiring the love of our neighbor, than by the prohibition of innocent comforts and pleasures. Spirituality is much better taught by making spiritual things the objects of supreme desire, than by commanding an ostentatious avoidance of the enjoyments of life.
Harriet Martineau
It’s great to compose music just for my own enjoyment, but that I have been able to make a lot of new friends, have shows everywhere, and get to know so many places all thanks to music is impressive to me.
Natalia Lafourcade
sight-seeing gratifies us in different ways. First, there is the pleasure of novelty; secondly, either that of admiration or fault-finding – the latter a very animated enjoyment.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
I live and work for the pure enjoyment of being alive.
Sterling Hayden
Not necessarily reputation, rank, societal position or status,but the happiness and enjoyment that a person pretends or fakes to derive with his possessed money or wealth or both make largely others jealous and envious of him.
I’m getting maximum enjoyment out of life and I’ll never stop.
Shane McConkey
Your energy and enjoyment, drive and dedication will stimulate and greatly inspire others.
John Wooden
Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property, according to standing laws.
John Adams
I don’t get a lot of enjoyment out of sitting there for an hour and a half watching a game like we saw between Ireland and England last Sunday.
Michael Owen
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
Dale Carnegie
Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like ‘excuse me’ and other such simple courtesies…Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideration, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in its enjoyment of life.
Edward M Hays
Philosophers are capable of almost endless enjoyment of mutual misunderstanding.
Lyman Bryson
There are some poisons which, before they kill men, allay pain and diffuse a soothing sensation through the frame. We may recognize the hour of enjoyment they procure, but we must not separate it from the price at which it was purchased.
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Like what you do. If you don’t like it, do something else.
Paul Harvey
Football was always a deal we made with ourselves. We adopted it for its brutality, which was embedded in a context that happened to be perfectly suited to television and to gambling, but which we could convince ourselves was only incidental to our enjoyment because it was only incidental to the game itself.
Charlie Pierce
The bucolic mind of East Barsetshire took warm delight in the eloquence of the eminent personage who represented them, but was wont to extract more actual enjoyment from the music of his periods than from the strength of his arguments.
Anthony Trollope
We need to recognize what Elijah Muhammad said, listen to his words: “We are a nation in a nation.” Why not use these 22 million at that time – 50 million people’s power for their eternal salvation instead of temporary enjoyment with the same wicked people who murder our people?
Louis Farrakhan
Probably the greatest thing working in games is watching someone enjoy your game and to think, “Wow I had a part in giving someone that enjoyment”.
Eugene Jarvis
It is vain to speak of approaching judgment when finding our place, our portion, and our enjoyment in the very scene which is to be judged.
Charles Henry Mackintosh
If by day art is in the service of business, the evenings are devoted to the businessman’s enjoyment of it. That is asking a lot of art, but art and the businessman make it work.
Karl Kraus
Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.
David Hockney
Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father’s palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels.
Thomas Traherne
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.
Samuel Johnson
Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.
William Penn
Ah! how much a mother learns from her child! The constant protection of a helpless being forces us to so strict an alliance with virtue, that a woman never shows to full advantage except as a mother. Then alone can her character expand in the fulfillment of all life’s duties and the enjoyment of all its pleasures.
Honore de Balzac
Enjoyment of life is not based on enjoyable circumstances. It is an attitude of the heart, a decision to enjoy everything because everything – even little, seemingly insignificant things – have a part in the overall “big picture” of life.
Joyce Meyer
It’s important to have your private enjoyments because sometimes that’s all we have.
Kay Ryan
Is it that Nature, attentive to the preservation of mankind, increases our wishes to live, while she lessens our enjoyments, and as she robs the senses of every pleasure, equips imag-ination in the spoil?
Oliver Goldsmith
The cream of enjoyment in this life is always impromptu. The chance walk; the unexpected visit; the unpremeditated journey; the unsought conversation or acquaintance.
Fanny Fern
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
Katharine Hepburn
A game of soccer induces more than enjoyment, more than entertainment.
Rabih Alameddine
Enjoy yourself -it’s later than you think.
Guy Lombardo
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell