Enjoyment

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Enjoyment is the condition of enjoying anything, particularly an activity that gives pleasure or promotes an enjoyable state of mind. Enjoyment of things is commonly an element of happiness.

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  • The loafer believes he is enjoying life, but sooner or later he must face disillusion.
    • Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Simply Transcribed. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, 2014, p. 33.
  • 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.
  • For Solomon, he lived at ease, and full
    Of honour, wealth, high fare, aimed not beyond
    Higher design than to enjoy his state.
  • Though throned in highest bliss
    Equal to God, and equally enjoying
    God-like fruition.
  • Who can enjoy alone?
    Or all enjoying what contentment find?
  • Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest,
    Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them best.
  • Je l'ai toujours dit et senti, la véritable jouissance ne se décrit point.
    • I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
    • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions (1770, published 1782), VIII.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 225-26.
  • Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifications, but there are ways and means of compounding such matters.
  • Sleep, riches, and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted.
  • You were made for enjoyment, and the world was filled with things which you will enjoy, unless you are too proud to be pleased by them, or too grasping to care for what you cannot turn to other account than mere delight.
  • Res severa est verum gaudium
    • A thing seriously pursued affords true enjoyment.
    • Seneca, Epistles, XXIII. 3. 4.
  • Quam vellem longas tecum requiescere noctes,
    Et tecum longos pervigilare dies.
    • How could I, blest with thee, long nights employ;
      And how with thee the longest day enjoy!
    • Tibullus, Carmina, III. 6. 53.

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