A Quote by Milan Kundera on mysticism, mystic, delight, and spirituality

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.

Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Hafiz on happiness, delight, and seeking

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.


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A Quote by May Sarton on success, failure, life, truth, delight, and attention

Whether success or failure: the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.

May Sarton

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on delight and nature

Delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

Source: Voyage of the Beagle

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A Quote by Jack Gilbert on joy, delight, risk, and music

We must risk delight.  We can do without pleasure,
but not delight.  Not enjoyment.  We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world.  To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.
If the locomotive of the Lord runs us down,
we should give thanks that the end had magnitude.
We must admit there will be music despite everything.

Jack Gilbert

Source: Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems, Pages: 23 (A Brief For the Defense)

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A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on judgement, hate, delight, acknowledgement, essence, and embracing each other

"Who is to judge one flower to be a weed and another to be a delight? The weed was a delight unto itself before judgment arrived. Now it is rejected, deprived of love and must spread to be noticed, to make its call heard. It is all one movement of life, regardless if it be a thunderstorm or an august night. To acknowledge my brother's sovereignty, to allow him the right to be however he wishes to be, it to set him free. So, the answer to the question, how to embrace my adversary, is always: embrace what you feel. This brings us back to our own attitude. If it is hate we feel or hate's milder form, which is dislike, then we embrace this emotion all the same--and without judgment, If the person's conduct is so unpleasant that his presence becomes intolerable we can remove ourself. It this is not possible, then we take action not in the form of attack but rather as a mother corrects a misbehaving child. This can be done without any judgment. The essence of this learning is this: we only experience the person or situation as unlovable because polarities were singled out and judged. We see but ourself in the other person, hence judging him is judging ourself. We would never experience an unlovable person or condition if we embraced every person or condition and welcomed them without judgment."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 126

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on god, delight, and service

Let your one delight and refreshment be to pass from one service to the community to another, with God ever in mind.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on love, depth, delight, ecstasy, transformation, moment, and heart

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

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A Quote by Wendell Berry on delight and sabbaths

The sense of it may come with watching a flock of cedar waxwings eating wild grapes in the top of the woods on a November afternoon. Everything they do is leisurely. They pick the grapes with a curious deliberation, comb their feathers, converse in high windy whistles.
Now and then one will fly out and back in a sort of dancing flight full of whimsical flutters and turns. They are like farmers loafing in their own fields on Sunday. Though they have no Sundays, their days are full of sabbaths.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

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A Quote by Gilbert Meilaender on human, delight, and security

To be fully human involves a certain stance toward the things of creation: delighting in things without seeking security in them.

Gilbert Meilaender

Source: The Taste for the Other: The Social and Ethical Thought of C. S. Lewis, Pages: 8

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