41 Quotes About Indulgence

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When it comes between compassion and self-esteem, enjoying a few things for yourself can be a good thing. These quotes about indulgence are just some examples of why it can be a good thing to live a little.

“A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people.”

“A woman will always sacrifice herself if you give her the opportunity. It is her favourite form of self indulgence.”

“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”

“All holy piety in public, and all peeled grapes and self-indulgence in private.”

“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”

“Anything that feels good couldn’t possibly be bad.”

“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”

“Artistic self-indulgence is the mark of an amateur. The temptation to make scenes, to appear late, to call in sick, not to meet deadlines, not to be organized, is at heart a sign of your own insecurity and at worst the sign of an amateur.”

“Besides the pleasure, there is always remorse, from the indulgence of our passions; and, after all, what have you men to fear from all this; the world excuses, and notoriety ennobles you?”

“Bore children, and they stop reading. There’s no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene.”

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

“Common man’s patience will bring him more happiness than common man’s power.”

“Guilt is an indulgence, it entangles you in the past.”

“I mean, what do you think creativity is? Nothing but self-indulgence. And the more self-indulgent it is, the more interesting it becomes. So I think that part of creativity is also falling in love with your own narcissism: accepting it, using it as an asset.”

“I’m trying not to delve into my world of abstraction and self-indulgence. But I haven’t. When I sit down and I try not to [be abstract], it comes out really forced and awkward.”

“In the end, self-indulgence is very much about your ego and your vanity and your own id. The more you can indulge in it, the more pleasurable it becomes. And then when it feeds out, it’s able to penetrate the mind and create a reaction.”

“Individuals motivated by self-interest, self-indulgence, and a false sense of self-sufficiency pursue selfish ambition for the purpose of self-glorification.”

“Inevitably out of the psychedelic experience emerges not despair, not self-indulgence, but wild-eyed idealism, that’s the inevitable product of any psychedelically driven social process.”

“Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself. He is humiliated by his simian ancestry, and tries to deny his animal nature, to persuade himself that he is not limited by its weaknesses nor concerned in its fate. ”

“Rule of thumb: if you think something is clever and sophisticated beware-it is probably self-indulgence.”

“Seeming contentment is real discontent, combined with indolence or self-indulgence, which, while taking no legitimate means of raising itself, delights in bringing others down to its own level.”

“Self-indulgence takes many forms. A man may be self-indulgent in speech, in touch, in sight. From self-indulgence a man comes to idle speech and worldly talk, to buffoonery and cracking indecent jokes.”

“So you know how things stand. Now forget what they think of you. Be satisfied if you can live the rest of your life, however short, as your nature demands.”

“The president has to project to the American people a sense of demanding idealism. Idealism which is not based in self-indulgence, but on self-denial and sacrifice, and on this such an America is going to be credible to the world.”

“The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”

“The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice. ”

“The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. ”

“The very freedom which the sinner supposedly exercises in his self-indulgence is only another proof that he is ruled by the tyrant.”

“There is always a limit to self-indulgence, but none to self-restraint.”

“Three enemies that will weaken your ministry over time: Self-indulgence, bitterness, and carelessness. Strong people discipline their desires, restrain their reactions, and keep their commitments.”

“Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption.”

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

“Truth without love is imperious self-righteousness. Love without truth is cowardly self-indulgence.”

“Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.”

“When prayer, rituals and ascetic life are just a means of self-indulgence, they are harmful rather than beneficial. This is quite obvious to people nowadays, when it is widely recognised that fixations are not the same as valuable and laudable observances.”

“When we give up on what draws us near to God, we become like beasts.”

“When you learn economy. It strips away self-indulgence. Just in the act itself it requires a certain amount of humility. You have to accept the fact that you might feel you can do better but in the moment you have to make a choice.”

“When you’re walking in, basically like a kid a candy store, to a project where there’s an endless canon of material, you have to step back from it as a self-indulgence. You have to look at it neutrally.”

“Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism.”

“Without making any moral judgements whatsoever, one can say that self-indulgence and excessive self-preoccupation are the antithesis of genuine awareness.”

“Writing is an art but also a craft, which means it’s a job. I don’t teach. This is how the groceries get on the table. You sometimes make creative sacrifices to get the job done.”

Sometimes we can misidentify our emotions as need or hunger. Understanding the difference between these two will keep you from over indulging.