In a community like ours, where property confers immense distinction, social position, honour, respect, titles, and other pleasant things of the kind, man, being naturally ambitious, makes it his aim to accumulate this property, and goes on wearily and tediously accumulating it long after he has got far more than he wants, or can use, or enjoy
, or perhaps even know of.
Though a hard-grained man, close, dry, and silent, he can enjoy
old wine with the best.
The gift of speech also evidently proves that man is a more social animal than the bees, or any of the herding cattle: for nature, as we say, does nothing in vain, and man is the only animal who enjoys
The man who enjoys
it is qualified to enjoy
any thing that is repulsive to sight or sense, and he that can invest it with a charm of poetry is able to do the same with any thing else in the world that is tedious, and wretched, and dismal, and nasty.
The absurd little man enjoys
doing things for other people.
How they pile the poor little craft mast-high with fine clothes and big houses; with useless servants, and a host of swell friends that do not care twopence for them, and that they do not care three ha'pence for; with expensive entertainments that nobody enjoys
, with formalities and fashions, with pretence and ostentation, and with - oh, heaviest, maddest lumber of all
the unique distinction of possessing to an equal degree of confidence of the black man and the Southern white man.
As soon as he had seen a visitor off he returned to one of those who were still in the drawing room, drew a chair toward him or her, and jauntily spreading out his legs and putting his hands on his knees with the air of a man who enjoys
life and knows how to live, he swayed to and fro with dignity, offered surmises about the weather, or touched on questions of health, sometimes in Russian and sometimes in very bad but self-confident French; then again, like a man weary but unflinching in the fulfillment of duty, he rose to see some visitors off and, stroking his scanty gray hairs over his bald patch, also asked them to dinner.
Of ten parts a man enjoys
only one; but a woman's sense enjoys
all ten in full.
One of those balls where one always enjoys
Such as the peasant enjoys
when his family have been massacred before his eyes, his cottage burnt, his lands laid waste, and he is turned adrift, homeless, penniless, and alone, but free.
I rather enjoy
this, and now I'll imitate what is called `a charming girl'.
This lovely light, it lights not me; all loveliness is anguish to me, since I can ne'er enjoy
But I confess there is need of prolonged discipline and frequently repeated meditation to accustom the mind to view all objects in this light; and I believe that in this chiefly consisted the secret of the power of such philosophers as in former times were enabled to rise superior to the influence of fortune, and, amid suffering and poverty, enjoy
a happiness which their gods might have envied.
Was, then, the American Revolution effected, was the American Confederacy formed, was the precious blood of thousands spilt, and the hard-earned substance of millions lavished, not that the people of America should enjoy
peace, liberty, and safety, but that the government of the individual States, that particular municipal establishments, might enjoy
a certain extent of power, and be arrayed with certain dignities and attributes of sovereignty?