Joy Quotes

Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason. - Platen




We French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living. - Renee Repound




The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be. - John Robbins




The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. - Jim Rohn




For one mother, joy is the quiet pleasure found in gently rubbing shampoo into her young child's hair. For another woman it's taking a long walk alone, while for yet another it's reviling in a much -- anticipated vacation. - Eileen Stukane




Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself. - Cyril Tourneur




Joy is not in things, it is in us. - Richard Wagner




Joy, has no cost. - Marianne Williamson




He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise. - William Blake




When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying? - Tony Campolo




Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside. - Dr. Melba Colgrove




Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. - Pierre Coneille




'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory! - Emily Dickinson




Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. - Henry Fielding




Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable. - Jessie B. Fremont




Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. - Martin Luther King Jr.




I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. - C. S. Lewis




The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple. - Joshua Loth Liebman




Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic. - Rosalind Russell




The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle. - Albert Einstein




Snow endures but for a season, and joy comes with the morning. - Marcus Aurelius




I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years. - Martin Luther




The secret of joy in work is contained in one word-excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. - Pearl S. Buck




Turning, I kissed her, Easily for sheer joy tipping the balance of love. - Philip Larkin




For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through, The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. - John Greenleaf Whittier




We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. - Buddha [Siddhartha Gautama]




The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable. - John Cheever




On a March clothesline .. transparent icicles in a row in the bright sun they drip and glow Marks of exclamation !!!!!!!!!! a sentence of joyful exclamation !!!!!!!!-Saiom Shriver




Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity. -Hung Tzu-Cheng.-Hung Tzu-cheng




The only joy in the world is to begin.-Cesare Pavese




Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. -Eleanor Roosevelt.-Eleanor Roosevelt




Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Theodore Roethke -Thich Nhat Hanh.




This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.-Chuck Sigars




Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days.-Ecclesiastes




Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.-Edward Chapin




Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.-Euripides




Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.-Oscar Wilde




The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.-Jim Rohn




He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise.-William Blake




Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.-Henry Fielding




During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.-Fritjof Capra




We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.-Helen Keller




I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!-Jerry Van Amerongen




In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone 's letter.-Chinese Proverb




Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason.-Platen




One joy scatters a hundred griefs.-Chinese Proverb




Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.-Pierre Coneille




I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.-Lawana Blackwell




I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!-Louise Bogan




Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.-Mark Twain




May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.-Maryanne Radmacher




The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.-Michel de Montaigne




Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.-Mother Teresa




The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.-Ninon de Lenclos




I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.-Oprah Winfrey




Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing.-Phil Jackson




Joys do not stay, but take wing and fly away.-Marcus Valerius Martial




There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.-Pearl Buck




Joy, in Nature's wide dominion, Mightiest cause of all is found; And 'tis joy that moves the pinion When the wheel of time goes round.-Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller




Joys too exquisite to last, And yet more exquisite when past.-James Montgomery




At Earth's great market where Joy is trafficked in, Buy while thy purse yet swells with golden Youth.-Alan Seeger




For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy.-William Shakespeare




Joy is not in things; it is in us.-Richard Wagner




Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.-Sarah Ban Breathnach




My mind to me a kingdom is,

Such present joys therein I find,

That it excels all other bliss.-Sir Edward Dyer




Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.-Sir Wilfred Grenfell




There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.-Sister Mary Rose McGeady




Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,

But leave---oh! leave the light of Hope behind.-Thomas Campbell




When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.-Stanislaw J. Lec




My plenteous joys, Wanton in fullness, seek to hide themselves In drops of sorrow.-William Shakespeare




Capacity for joy Admits temptation.-Elizabeth Barrett Browning




Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.-John Dryden




They all attain perfection When they find joy in their work.-The Bhagavad Gita




All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.-Eugene Field




There's a hope for every woe, And a balm for every pain, But the first joys of our heart Come never back again!-Robert Gilfillan




Sing out my soul, thy songs of joy; Such as a happy bird will sing, Beneath a Rainbow's lovely arch, In early spring.-William Henry Davies




And, e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart, distrusting, asks if this be joy.-Oliver Goldsmith




Our joy is dead, and only smiles on us.-George Eliot




Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.-Dr. Melba Colgrove




Joys Are bubble-like--what makes them bursts them too. - Philip James Bailey




A joy that's shared is a joy made double.-English Proverb




They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.-Thomas Gray




Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.-William Shakespeare




There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.-Lord Byron




Joy rul'd the day, and Love the night.-John Dryden




And these are joys, like beauty, but skin deep.-Philip James Bailey




The joy late coming late departs.-Lewis J. Bates




But were there ever any Writhed not at passed joy?-John Keats




Joy makes us giddy, dizzy.-Ephraim Gotthold Lessing




Full from the fount of Joy's delicious springs Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom springs. -Lucretius

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