If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.
Though throned in highest bliss
Equal to God, and equally enjoying
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifications, but there are
ways and means of compounding such matters.
It is a curious thing that people only ask if you are enjoying
yourself when you aren't.
Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.
Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
How could I, blest with thee, long nights employ;
And how with the longest day enjoy!
[Lat., Quam vellem longas tecum requiescere noctes,
Et tecum longos pervigilare dies.]
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety.".
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate--that's my philosophy.
For Solomon, he lived at ease, and full
Of honour, wealth, high fare, aimed not beyond
Higher design than to enjoy his state.
Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest,
Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them best.
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
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