Quotes: delightful

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    Ah, yet, e'er I descend to th' grave, May I a small House and a large Garden have. And a few Friends, and many Books both true, Both wise, and both delightful too. And since Love ne'er will from me flee, A mistress moderately fair, And good as Guardian angels are, Only belov'd and loving me.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    At most, the greatest persons are but great wens, and excrescences; men of wit and delightful conversation, but as morals for ornament, except they be so incorporated into the body of the world that they contribute something to the sustentation of the whole.
  • Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebullience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.
  • Herodotus
    Herodotus
    Greek historian 484-425 BC
    Herodotus
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    Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
  • Joaquin Miller
    Joaquin Miller
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    Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.
  • Amos Oz
    Amos Oz
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    Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.
    Source: Interview
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.
  • Rose Macaulay
    Rose Macaulay
    English writer 1881-1958
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    Giving is not at all interesting; but receiving is, there is no doubt about it, delightful.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.
  • Joseph Brodsky
    Joseph Brodsky
    Russian-born American Poet, Critic 1940-
    Joseph Brodsky
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    How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
  • Anita Loos
    Anita Loos
    American writer, screenwriter 1893-1981
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    I always think that the most delightful thing about traveling is to always be running into Americans and to always feel at home.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
    Lord George Byron
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    I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.
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