Enjoyment refers to the condition of having delight or pleasure in certain activities or experiences , especially those which produce enduring joy or happiness.


  • 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.
  • The ungodly ... reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves,...
we were born by mere chance,
and hereafter we shall be as though we had never been, ...
Come, therefore, let us enjoy the good things that exist,
and make use of the creation to the full as in youth.
Let us take our fill of costly wine and perfumes,
and let no flower of spring pass us by.
Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they wither.
Let none of us fail to share in our revelry;
everywhere let us leave signs of enjoyment,
because this is our portion, and this our lot. ...
Thus they reasoned, but they were led astray, ...
for God created us for incorruption,
and made us in the image of his own eternity.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

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.
    • Molière, Tartuffe (1664), Act IV, scene 5.
  • 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 the Younger, 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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