I have always felt that people should spend more time looking around for simple things to bring them happiness. It seems to me that most people are too negative. Negativity is laziness. It requires almost no effort to find something to be unhappy about. But sometimes you have to look really hard for happiness. In that vain here are a bunch of quotes on delight for some inspiration on where to find it.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
– Alexander Smith, 1830 – 1867
When you look up at the sky, you have a feeling of unity, which delights you and makes you giddy.
– Ferdinand Hodler, 1853 – 1918
To me travel is a triple delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection.
– Ilka Chase, 1900 – 1978
To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own – this is happiness.
– John Boynton Priestley, 1894 – 1984
What we don’t need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
– William Safire, 1929 – 2009
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
– Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1890 – 1995
There is in this world no real delight (excepting those of sensuality), but exchange of ideas in conversation.
– Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784