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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