Careful Words

satisfaction (n.)

  When you wander, as you often delight to do, you wander indeed, and give never such satisfaction as the curious time requires. This is not caused by any natural defect, but first for want of election, when you, having a large and fruitful mind, should not so much labour what to speak as to find what to leave unspoken. Rich soils are often to be weeded.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Letter of Expostulation to Coke.

The windy satisfaction of the tongue.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): The Odyssey of Homer. Book iv. Line 1092.