Delightful Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old delightful quotes, delightful sayings, and delightful proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.     

Oscar Wilde

The most delightful pleasures cloy without variety.     

Publilius Syrus

It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.     

Ptolemy

The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognise your own worth.     

Maxwell Maltz

There is always something particularly delightful about exceptions to a rule.     

Elizabeth Goudge

If nothing is delightful without love and jokes, then live in love and jokes.     

Horace

How delightful to find a friend in everyone.     

Joseph Brodsky

One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.      

Zhou Enlai

It is delightful to kiss the eyelashes of the beloved--is it not? But never so delightful as when fresh tears are on them.     

Walter Savage Landor

How delightful it is to see a friend after a length of absence! How delightful to chide him for that length of absence to which we owe such delight.     

Walter Savage Landor

How delightful it would be to love if one loved always! But alas! There are no eternal loves.     

George De Scuderi

What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.     

Edgar Degas

There is no more delightful hour in life than that of an unconfessed but mutual love.     

Eliza Lynn Linton

It is always delightful when a great and beautiful idea proves to be consonant with reality.     

Albert Einstein

It is delightful some times to sit with an ingenious friend, He understands you before you having said anything.     

Muhammad Atta-ullah Faizani

Oh, my young friends, how delightful is the beginning of a love-business, and how undignified, sometimes, the end!     

William Makepeace Thackeray

It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.     

George Eliot

And, by the way, one of the most delightful things I find in America is meeting a people without prejudice -- everywhere open to the truth.     

Oscar Wilde

The most delightful aspect about the language of cinema is that it speaks to each of us in different ways - it is a purely subjective experience.     

Tina Ambani

It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn't there before.     

James Taylor

How delightful is the company of generous people, who overlook trifles and keep their minds instinctively fixed on whatever is good and positive in the world around them.     

Van Wyck Brooks

We have had an unspeakably delightful journey, one of those journeys which seem to divide one's life in two, by the new ideas they suggest and the new views of interest they open.     

George Eliot

I just think it is so delightful to see people, let their elbows free. I think the exuberance of it all is really exciting to me. It's a signal of the abundance of diversity and creative expression.     

William McDonough

It is a most delightful reflection that if I come to the throne of God in prayer, I may feel a thousand defects, but yet there is hope. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do.     

Charles Spurgeon

Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them-- that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.     

Lucy Maud Montgomery

All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors, the fragrancy of smells, the splendor of precious stones, is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world.     

William Law

There is nothing more delightful than to scoop up a wild joey in your arms and smell the wind and eucalyptus in the coats of the gentle kangaroo or the deep-earth smell of tiny wallabies. It is wonderful to see the trust in their eyes and the gradual realization that you mean them no harm.     

Stella Reid

It is delightful to read on the spot the impressions and opinions of tourists who visited a hundred years ago, in the vehicles and with the aesthetic prejudices of the period, the places which you are visiting now. The voyage ceases to be a mere tour through space; you travel through time and thought as well.     

Aldous Huxley

There is always a delightful sense of movement, vibration and life.     

Theodore Robinson

It is delightful to play the fool.     

Horace

It's delightful when your imaginations come true, isn't it?     

Lucy Maud Montgomery

All that in this delightful garden grows should happy be and have immortal bliss.     

Edmund Spenser

What makes us human is what is delightful.     

Genevieve Bell

But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens.     

David Brin

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.     

Doug Larson

There's something that's delightful about things getting bigger and more over-the-top. Sometimes it's empty, and other times, it's just fun.     

Christopher Miller

What are more delightful than one's emotions when approaching a trout stream for the initial cast?     

Nash Buckingham

It is so delightful to teach those one loves!     

Andrew Lang

It's a delightful thing to receive a good word just at your time of need. Encourage someone today.     

Charles R. Swindoll

It is a regrettable, but undeniable, fact that the most delightful people are seldom big money-makers.     

Marjorie Hillis

I always think that the most delightful thing about traveling is to always be running into Americans and to always feel at home.     

Anita Loos

A delightful form of government, anarchic and motley, assigning a kind of equality indiscriminately to equals and unequals alike!     

Plato

How innocent, how happy, how truly delightful, even, would life be if we were to desire nothing but what is to be found upon the face of the earth: in a word, nothing but what is provided ready to our hands!     

Pliny the Elder

It seems to me that the most delightful walk of life is to be found in a household of moderate means, to live there with an obliging spouse and to be satisfied with little.     

Martin Luther

What more delightful avocation than to take a piece of land and by cautious experimentation to prove how it works. What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one's own land?     

Aldo Leopold

The delightful study of the Psalms has yielded me boundless profit and ever-growing pleasure; common gratitude constrains me to communicate to others a portion of the benefit, with the prayer that it may induce them to search further for themselves.     

Charles Spurgeon

How delightful are the pleasures of the imagination! In those delectable moments, the whole world is ours; not a single creature resists us, we devastate the world, we repopulate it with new objects which, in turn, we immolate. The means to every crime is ours, and we employ them all, we multiply the horror a hundredfold.     

Marquis De Sade

In a delightful garden, sowing, planting or digging are not hardship but are done with a zeal and a certain pleasure.     

Martin Luther