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Beauty does not linger; it only visits. Yet beauty's visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythm; it calls us to feel, think and act beautifully in the world: to create and live a life that awakens the Beautiful. A life without delight is only half a life.
The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
Julia Margaret Cameron
I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the delight of life, which they are thenceforth to rule.
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.
Barbara de Angelis
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.
To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
It's a delight to trust somebody so completely.
If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God.
There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
Charles de Montesquieu
Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
When we cannot be delivered from ourselves, we delight in devouring ourselves.
Emile M. Cioran
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy; they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile.
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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