1001 Inspiring Quotes about Joy

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about joy? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 1001 most beautiful joy quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Joy quotes

For a moment, just be silent and feel the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Extreme joy and extreme sorrow are indistinguishable beyond a certain point. (“Jane Brown’s Body”)

— Cornell Woolrich, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich

The greatest joy you can get is from giving, and the best thing that you can give is your love.

— Debasish Mridha

In Sarasota, Florida, Stephen King reminded me of the joy of just writing every day.

— Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

— Aeschylus

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 Gautama

This world, the eternally imperfect, the eternal and imperfect image of a contradiction – an intoxicating joy to its imperfect creator – that is what I once thought the world.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

What is the point of our lives? There isn’t any. I can’t seem to decide how much horror and how much joy lies within that simple truth, but I know it is both of those things at once.

— Ashly Lorenzana

…it’s not the stories – it’s the pain and the joy and the people who stay with you long after the stories are told …

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Success is evident from the joy you experience. Be willing to let go of anything that takes your joy away.

— Mensah Oteh

When you told me, “You are my star, ” my heart danced with joy because that was the best sentence that I have ever heard.

— Debasish Mridha

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us in joy we face the storm and defy it.

— Amelia Barr

Caring is what matters, not stuff or status, just people sharing kindness & joy in a web of the heart that spans the globe.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Through all of living have much joy and laughter, life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

The fullness of existence is the experience of joy and sorrow, good times and dark times, pain and healing..

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Contentment is joy of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Happiness is not just a smile on the face but a joy from within.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

— Mark Twain

When they said you wouldn’t amount to anything, God saw the best in you. You can smile and have joy knowing you have favor in Him. God qualified you.

— Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

Pleasure awakens the body, wisdom awakens the mind, joy awakens the heart, and love awakens the soul.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

If she know how strongly he felt, she’d have run out the door. He wasn’t used to the possessive, or the savage joy she brought to his heart. It ate at his control, so he turned his attention to the music. He understood music.

— Patricia Briggs, Cry Wolf

We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you.

— Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

A true joy in life should be knowing that you have touched the heart of another human being

— Steven Aitchison

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.

— Frederick William Faber

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.

— Walt Disney Company

Be a fountain of love and joy so that everyone can see, feel, and enjoy it.

— Debasish Mridha

Woman magic. A quality that could bring great joy or havoc or both in equal measure.

— Margaret Way, Her Outback Man

Carry cheerfulness as well as positive vibes with you and leave a trail of joy wherever you go.

— Latika Teotia

It brought a lot of joy to me to be in his arms.

— Brey King, My Heart, My Kingdom’s Queen

It’s always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s Earth.

— Keanu Reeves

Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.

— Howard Cosell

No matter what the climate is, what the troubles are, what the difficulties are, there is joy for the child of God, because joy is produced supernaturally by the Holy Spirit in us.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity. . .

— Marianne Williamson

Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.

— J.R. Miller

A flower blooms with all of her power and love to give you joy and to beautify this world. Is she conscious, unconscious, or super conscious?

— Debasish Mridha

You must maintain a state of happiness, state of joy to let the positive thoughts emanate from your mind.. If you are in a state of joy, your thoughts emanate positive energy, and you can influence others without much efforts.

— Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

You are a sweet ocean of love. Invite everyone to come to your shore to feel the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Realize the joy there is in trying to accomplish the impossible.

— Mani S. Sivasubramanian, The Icedrop

The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.

— D. H. Lawrence

Honor your joy today, whilst it replenishes and strengthens you – in the company of your Soul.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway To Christmas: Soulfully Inspiring You in the Days Leading Up to Christmas and Beyond!

Let it go and be free to feel the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Whenever you smile, whenever you care, whenever you love, whenever you share, your spirit will dance with joy because happiness is there.

— Debasish Mridha

Though we are not together in body, know that I will always be with you in spirit. I will be in the whistling wind and in your dreams. Think of me in the joy of watching snow fall and know that I am thinking of you always.

— Amy Jarecki, The Time Traveler’s Christmas

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible-it cannot be seen or measured yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

— Barbara De Angelis

So great was my joy in God that I took no heed of looking at the angels and the saints because all their goodness and all their beauty was from Him and in Him.

— Saint Angela of Foligno

Success is working with enthusiasm and ambition, living with joy and kindness, and going toward a life of ultimate service and happiness.

— Debasish Mridha

I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other.

— Naguib Mahfouz

Praise is the mode of love which always has some element of joy in it.

— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

There is no concrete way to play Jiu Jitsu, and this is why so many different types of people find joy in it.

— Chris Matakas, My Mastery: Continued Education Through Jiu Jitsu

There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.

— Henry Miller

The joy of having no friends is that I can do anything I want; when I want.The downside is, that I have no one to share it with.

— Anthony T. Hincks

While I may not always feel joy, God asks me to give thanks in all things because He knows that the feeling of joy begins in the action of thanksgiving.

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Grace

The heart cannot feel joy without also feeling pain, it cannot know love without also knowing loss.

— Menna van Praag, The Dress Shop of Dreams

A life of short duration…could be so rich in joy and love that it could contain more meaning than a life lasting eighty years.

— Viktor E. Frankl

There is some awe mixed with the joy of our surprise, when this poet, who lived in some past world, two or three hundred years ago, says that which lies close to my own soul, that which I also had wellnigh thought and said.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The opportunities for enjoyment in your life are limitless. If you feel you are not experiencing enough joy you have only yourself to blame.

— David E. Bresler

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.

— Stendhal

I could have sworn that the man’s eyes were no longer watching his daughter dying in agony, that instead the gorgeous colors of flames and the sight of a woman suffering in them were giving him joy beyond measure.

— Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Hell Screen

It is a great joy to love and be loved.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Blessed be, it’s finally Spring. In joy and delight the birds sing, Ravished upon the entire earth, The new rebirth, Helas, the joy it brings!

— Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.

— Ninon de L’Enclos

Always look within, to seek out the love and joy residing inside of you and then look to find your dark shadows falling behind you disappear.

— Denis John George, The ‘3-3-3’ Enigma: An Invitation To Consciously Create Your Reality

My purpose in performing is to communicate the joy I experience in living.

— John Denver

No amount of therapy can replace the joy of revenge writing.

— Mylo Carbia, The Raping of Ava DeSantis

still, all we need is a heart of joy that earnestly seeks His will and His plan.

— Dariush Youkhaneh, Serving the living God

The greatest measure of success is the amount of joy you experience.

— Marie Cornelio

Both joy and gratitude go hand in hand together. More grateful you are more joyful you will be.

— Vishwas Chavan

Making time to experience joy is the single most important thing you can do to heal your heart.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating: Your Enlightened Path to Love, Sex, & Soul Mates

I’m so happy that I’m having the chance to create amazing music that bringing happiness and joy to me and to others in this world, it’s a dream came true

— Sami Abouzid

There are no lack of ideas in the Universe… and there is such joy entering into that abundant stream with other connected souls.

— Liz Hester, IgnitingYOU: How 52 Weeks of Inspiration and Action Can Lead You to Your Dreams

The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.

— Mario Batali

Every new morning brings new sunshine, new joy and new hope.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Something about the joy and pain of that moment, something about the excruciating contrast, made me feel that no matter what happens now, my life has been worth it. What a ride.

— Chris Crutcher, Stotan!

Graduation Speech: You’ll have to excuse me if I cry. I’ve been a little teary-eyed all week the sadness the joy . . . the fact that I’m off my parents’ payroll.

— Melissa Amernick

Blessed is the nightbird that sings for joy and not to be heard.

— Marty Rubin

We exist just to feel the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

An enemy is like a man’s most prized flower. It brings him joy to see it buried in the ground.

— David Gemmell, Echoes of the Great Song

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us in joy we face the storm and defy it.

— Amelia Barr

For me, it’s a great joy to be together with priests: in the end, the bishop of Rome is the bishop and brother of all priests. His mandate is to confirm the brothers in the faith.

— Pope Benedict XVI

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.

— Frederick Buechner

The sweetest joy the wildest woe is love.

— Pearl Bailey

I pray to God to give you a happy life filled with compassion, kindness and peace. May joy never leave your door step. May your house always ring with the laughter of friends and family. May your good fortune increase day by day.

— Latika Teotia

To radiate joy is to reveal deep compassion for hurting people

— Sunday Adelaja

Every moment is a moment of hope, moment of beauty, a moment of joy and it is our life.

— Debasish Mridha

Every journey has a starting point . . . and it has an end. God meant for [life] to be filled with joy and purpose. He invites us to . . . take the rest of our journey with Him.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Serenity of mind brings joy and happiness in life.

— Debasish Mridha

Price is rarely the most important thing. A cheap product might sell some units. Somebody gets it home and they feel great when they pay the money, but then they get it home and use it and the joy is gone.

— Tim Cook

The beauty of your smile fills me with the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Happiness is the joy in the heart.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Dear Elizabeth, you cannot know how much joy you bring to my heart…

— Terry Spear, Forbidden Love

For joy alone, Carries a fountain of youth.Laughter’s music, Will wrinkle smooth.- Poem Fountain of Youth

— Kari L. Greenaway, Hope Doesn’t Hide

I will hurt you for this. I don’t know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know the debt is paid.

— George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

— Anatole France

I will be glad to go. There is no poetry here. It is as I have always set forth: joy comes of its own free will

— it cannot be belabored.

Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell me they’ve had their pets spayed or neutered.

— Bob Barker

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

As you express joy you draw it out of those you meet creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express the more joy you experience.

— Arnold Patent

The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Peace gives you the world, laughter gives you the sky, joy gives you the world, and love gives you the universe.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

No matter wherever you are, share your joy to make this world joyful and better.

— Debasish Mridha

…this counting blessings was the unlocking of the mystery of joy, joy, “the gigantic secret of the Christian, ” joy hiding in gratitude … God had used the dare to give me this; led me all he way to give me this, live fully, fully live. Page 83

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Live a virtuous life, help everyone and spread joy wherever you go.

— Radhe Maa

Pure love is an unmediated, unmitigated, and unrevealing, but everlasting source of joy for the giver and for the receiver.

— Debasish Mridha

Only God is able. It is faith in Him that we must rediscover. With this faith we can transform bleak and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of joy and bring new light into the dark caverns of pessimism.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

The statue was of a young man with a tall, gaunt body and an angular face. He held his head as if he faced a challenge and found joy in his capacity to meet it.

— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

My mission in life is not only to enjoy life, but to help others to feel the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

We never taste a perfect joy our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

— Pierre Corneille

When you start believing that you are too old to enjoy something, you lose so much joy in your life.

— Avina Celeste

Success is the joy found in the experiences unveiled in the pursuit and progressive realisation of a desired goal or dream.

— Mensah Oteh

The feeling or emotion of happiness or joy is always momentary, but it’s only your imaginations, that extend your momentary happiness, for some more time.

— Roshan Sharma

Deriving truth from joy may be far more easier than generating joy from the truth.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

You may avoid the risk of a car accident if you avoid driving, but you will lose the joy and freedom of driving.

— Debasish Mridha

When we are driven by ego and a relentless need to succeed, it’s easy to blindly neglect the relationships, self-care and truth that will create joy and authentic fulfillment in our lives.

— Shannon Tanner, Worthy: The POWER of Wholeness

People, he thought, were as hungry for a sight of joy as he had always been–for a moment’s relief from that gray load of suffering which seemed so inexplicable and unnecessary. He had never been able to understand why men should be unhappy.

— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

A true friend sees your tears of sadness, And quickly turns them into tears of joy and laughter, Forming a rainbow.

— R. Benzadi

Cheer up, make every endeavor worthwhile and never get tempted to take away the privilege to smile because life deserves joy and laughter.

— Cesar Gealogo

The subsistence mentality of a person is a prison in which his personal joy is detained. If you want to live in joy, you don’t live for yourself alone. Live for others too!

— Israelmore Ayivor

Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.

— Stephenie Meyer, The Host

Let your heart dance with joy and express that joy with your magical smile.

— Debasish Mridha

Balm of the summer night, balm of the ordinary, imperial joy and sorrow of human existence, the dreamed as well as the lived—what could be dearer than this, given the closeness of death?

— Louise Glück, The Seven Ages

If atheism solved all human woe, then the Soviet Union would have been an empire of joy and dancing bunnies, instead of the land of corpses.

— John C. Wright

It is great joy to love and be loved.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy

— Jack Kerouac

Seeing with your soul will bless you with greater capacity for awe and wonder, for joy and for appreciation of all the quiet miracles that happen all around us every day when we stop to look and admire.

— Catherine Carrigan, Unlimited Intuition NOW

Christianity is not about religion. It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It’s about finding joy and finding home.

— Bear Grylls

Work may be your dominant thought, and joy an afterthought. But joy is your true purpose, and work the afterthought.

— Alan Cohen

All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness through others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation?

— Dalai Lama XIV

Greatest irony of life is living in self glory while glorifying God which is the ultimate joy is left behind.

— indonesia123

May there be an abundance of kindness, hope, patience, light and joy in your life.

— Tara Estacaan

Grateful souls focus on the happiness and abundance present in their lives and this in turn attracts more abundance and joy towards them.

— Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

I walk to rid myself of the terror of cancer, and to overcome the fear of it coming back. The fear may never completely fade, but actively engaging life – whatever that may involve – reminds me of the joy each day can bring.

— Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live…

Joy was a flame in me Too steady to destroy. Lithe as a bending reed Loving the storm that sways her – I found more joy in sorrow Than you could find in joy.

— Sara Teasdale

Let joy of the Lord make you rejoice.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

The easy joy and the joyful ease of sex with men, their easy-access genitalia, their uncomplicated inner lives…

— Nell Zink, Mislaid

Our greed for joy is the sole reason for our sorrows

— Nilesh Rathod, Destiny of Shattered Dreams

How is it that from beauty I have derived a type of unloveliness?—from the covenant of peace a simile of sorrow? But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.

— Edgar Allan Poe, Berenice

The road might seem long, But the joy of arriving makes it all worth it.All I have to do is be strong.

— Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Father Time

Hope is a joy of heart.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

When we are at peace within our marriage, the effects can be astounding! We will raise happier children, become better employees, and overall find the joy in life.

— Lindsey Rietzsch, How to Date Your Spouse: A Couple’s Guide to Falling and Staying in Love

All joy lies in the present moment. The journey of life and prosperity are made of the present moment.

— Matthew Donnelly

Sometimes love cut so deep it causes terrible pain, or crosses paths with the joy of his present experiences.

— Kathleen Bittner Roth, Alanna

Jesus Christ is the joy of the journey.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The joy of reading with our children doesn’t stop as they, and we, get older; it simply changes.

— Paul Kropp, How to Make Your Child a Reader for Life

Friendship fills your life with the essence of joy and mutual understanding. And some of the best friends in life have more than two legs.

— Veronika Jensen

Elle wondered if heart could smile, because she felt that her joy reached her inner being.

— Carla Reighard, Elle’s Magical Shoes

A man who doesn’t detest a bad government is a fool. And if there were such a thing as a good government in earth, it would be a great joy to serve it.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others and in their pleasure takes joy even as though it were his own.

— Johann von Goethe

I think people need to know that there’s great peace and joy in knowing the Lord – the Lord Jesus Christ – as your savior.

— Tammy Faye Bakker

If love and kindness is life’s investment, then joy and happiness will be life’s profit and dividend.

— Debasish Mridha

The dreadful joy Thy Son has sentIs heavier than any care;We find, as Cain his punishment, Our pardon more than we can bear.

— G.K. Chesterton

Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside. It’s not my purpose to punish it; it’s my joy to cure it.

— William Paul Young, The Shack

Nothing brings more joy than a good marriage, and nothing brings more misery than a bad marriage.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Swirl into joy today by sharing your caring with the world. Be a pillar of positivity.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will.

— Ann Voskamp

Not only do our trials become classrooms that teach us life’s most profound lessons, they add joy and meaning to daily living.

— Auliq-Ice

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

— Mahatma Gandhi

I’m trying to find a little joy and happiness, a lot of giggles – and maybe some pretty shoes.

— Tracee Ellis Ross

It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally.

— Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

Our laugh is a torment and our cry is a joy for the Satan!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.

— Rene Descartes

I think people’s perception of a rich girl is literal, but metaphorically I embrace it as being rich in love, spirit, joy and religion. So it’s not about money.

— Angie Stone

When confidence is deemed arrogance..Happiness and joy deemed showing off self..Strong words deemed mere big talk and rhetoric..Small minds..only time will prove and show the truth..

— Abha Maryada Banerjee

I am animated by my joyful life. I let my inner child feel loved and experience joy every day.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

Dont waste time to hate fake people, they dont deserve to be a part of your memory…chill n get boozed in the joy of having good 1s “Happy Friendship Day”..

— -sarvesh

just find your way, like a river settling into its bed, and the sigh of the wind over a lake, light but restful… content with the joy in the arc of an arm throwing a ball for a dog to fetch

— Jay Woodman

A wife is the joy of a man’s heart.

— Talmud

Become a fountain of peace to spread the flow of joy to everyone.

— Debasish Mridha

When most people think of Woodrow Wilson, they see a dour minister’s son who never cracked a smile, where in fact he was a man of genuine joy and great sadness.

— A. Scott Berg

You pray in your distress and in your need would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

— Kahlil Gibran

Spread kindness, caring, and compassion and create your own paradise. Infuse it with joy and you’ve created heaven on earth.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

By practicing meditation we establish love, compassion, sympathetic joy & equanimity as our home.

— Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

You put your own joy in prison if you work hard to make other people’s happiness suffocate.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

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

Only the people who are rooted in the house of God will thrive, prosper, become rich and still have joy in every situation

— Sunday Adelaja

He might never hear of them again in his life. Or there again, he might. That was the joy of travelling. Anything could happen

— Lesley Howarth, MapHead: No.2

To find the joy of life, let us love our life unconditionally.

— Debasish Mridha

They still live. They breathe, they love each other, they find joy in the world around them for no other reason than because they are children. They are resilient. They will always rise above. Always. It is a curious facet of the innocent young.

— Amelia Fisher

When I walk in the forest just before the meal, while reciting the scriptural phrase that I “meditate” for that day, spiritual joy comes over me as if by appointment.

— Adalbert de Vogüé, Aimer Le Jeune: L’Experience Monastique

Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails, a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing so that represent a high moral value.

— Christian Lous Lange

First and foremost comes my family and my life with Brad. We have so much joy in raising our children and teaching them about the world that nothing really compares to that.

— Angelina Jolie

Feed yourself with the food of wisdom.Wisdom is recognised by joy and peace.When you allow your ways to be light you go high.When your path supports heaviness it weighs you down.

— Raphael Zernoff

It is the length of the journey that ripens the joy of the outcome.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Even in the saddest moments of life, the happiness of simply being, the joy of just having existence must be remembered strongly!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

No finer, greater gift in the world than that: When man and woman possess their home, two minds, two hearts that work as one. Despair to their enemies, a joy to all their friends. Their own best claim to glory.

— Homer, The Odyssey

Everything is aimed at producing joy in God’s people

— Sunday Adelaja

Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful – to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.

— Thorstein Veblen

Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.

— Leon Redbone

An ounce of joy is the equivalent of a ton of happiness.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

If a child is too keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

— Rachel Carson

Attempt to be creative for the joy it brings . . . select something like music, dance, sculpture, or poetry. Being creative will help you enjoy life. It engenders a spirit of gratitude.

— Richard G. Scott

God takes great joy in the passionate romantic love between a husband and wife.

— Jim George

Friendship improves happiness, abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief.

— John

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty.

— David Hume

It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive!

— Christopher McCandless

If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.

— Ezra Taft Benson

Those who meet Jesus always experience either joy or its opposites, either foretastes of Heaven or foretastes of Hell. Not everyone who meets Jesus is pleased, and not everyone is happy, but everyone is shocked.

— Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock

When joy is LOST, hope can easily FIND it… It’s only your HOPE, that knows the where about of your JOY! If you lose hope you lose everything!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Instead of bracing yourself for the perils of the unknown, embrace the joy that is here, in your present moment.

— Michelle Cruz-Rosado

The joy from eating does not come from the exclusivity of the food, but instead from the sensitivity that we eat it with.

— Nino Gruettke, BOTH of You: Behavior. Opinion. Thinking. Happiness – The more rational we are, the more emotional we can be.

The greatest joy is the grace of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence?

— Isabel Lopez, Isabel’s Hand-Me-Down Dreams

Do not worry yourself so much. Take joy in things that are joyful, there is no harm in that.

— Josi S. Kilpack, A Heart Revealed

There are so many glowing reasons to feel the joy of life and to be happy.

— Debasish Mridha

Be present to this moment and open endless doors of awareness. Now is where the joy is

— be here now.

Praise is the mode of love which always has some element of joy in it. Praise in due order; of Him as the giver, of her as the gift. Don’t we in praise somehow enjoy what we praise, however far we are from it? I must do more of this.

— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Although we may encounter dark seasons, when we’re filled with joy we’ll have confident expectations that the sun will soon return and dark clouds will pass.

— Dana Arcuri, Harvest of Hope: Living Victoriously Through Adversity: A 50-Day Devotional

You will touch this joy and you will suddenly know it is what you were looking for your whole life, but you were afraid to even acknowledge the absence because the hunger for it was so encompassing.

— Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World

You can’t fake joy. Authentic joy is the kind that grows out of the soil of pain and doubt and fear, because that is the reality of the world.

— Holly Ordway

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.

— Russel M. Nelson

Supply the needs first and the wants later, for one can only obtain true peace, love and joy when one supplies the needs first and not the wants.

— David Benedict Zumbo

From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.

— Edgar Allan Poe

There’s no greater feeling that brings joy to the heart like peace because we can do nothing well without joy, and a good conscience.

— Abduazeez Henry Musa

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

— Pearl S. Buck

Sympathetic joy is a practice. It takes time and effort to free ourselves of the scarcity story that most of us have learned along the way, the idea that happiness is a competition, and that someone else is grabbing all the joy.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

…and she would wonder if one can truly stop the inevitable. Was it as Ada had suggested, that we can choose our own endings, joy over sorrow? Or does the cruel world just give and take, give and take, while we flounder through the wilderness?

— Eowyn Ivey, The Snow Child

The joy of the bee tribes infuses my life with sweetness.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Be educated. Only true education and wisdom can lighten the burdens of your life and fill it with joy and happiness.

— Debasish Mridha

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 reveling in a much-anticipated vacation.

— Eileen Stukane

I felt utterly stripped of safety and love. And so, what tormented me most as I shook through August of 1988 wasn’t the nausea and chills but the recurring fear that I’d never have lasting comfort or joy again.

— Maia Szalavitz, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

When you win and the other fellow loses, what do you see? A losing face. There is great joy in losing and making the other person win and have a happy face. Who will be the happiest person? The one who brings happiness to others.

— Swami Satchidananda

Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.

— André Gide

Prayer should be the means by which I at all times receive all that I need and for this reason be my daily refuge my daily consolation my daily joy my source of rich and inexhaustible joy in life.

— Saint John Chrysostom

… the story of my marriage, which is the great joy and astonishment of my life, is too much like a fairy tale, the German kind, unsweetened by Disney.

— Ann Patchett, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Sometimes love cut so deep it causes terrible pain, or crossed paths with the joy of his present experiences.

— Kathleen Bittner Roth, Alanna

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

— Henry Ford

A pessimist is someone who has forgotten the joy of beginning.

— Marty Rubin

When you have spent long years in the dark, there is joy in seeing the light and pleasure, above all, in the ordinary.

— Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

To live in happiness, always do something that will bring joy to others.

— Debasish Mridha

I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don’t look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn’t appeal to me.

— Kevin Costner

Act for the joy and beauty of action not for the fruits of creation.

— Debasish Mridha

The greatest wealth in life is love. The greatest gift to give away is to feel the joy of life and is also love.

— Debasish Mridha

It’s always such a joy that you wake up in the morning and there’s work to do.

— Jerome Lawrence

Worry about tomorrow steals the joy from today.

— Barbara Cameron, A Time to Love

Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.

— Bible

Let us do without soldiers. The joy built upon successful slaughter is not the right kind of joy

— it will not do

By acknowledging spirit with gratitude, you bring it joy and give it more strength to do its work.

— Russell Eric Dobda

Even though human spirit always enjoys the peace, the human ego drives joy from war.

— Debasish Mridha

The best friend you will ever find is you. Love yourself with joy and fill your heart with bliss and happiness.

— Debasish Mridha

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world

— Helen Keller

Loving what you do gives you the ultimate joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

We are eternal beings who are connected to God, Source, or whatever you feel comfortable labeling the Divine. What this means is that we are here for joy and for love.

— Susan Barbara Apollon, Touched by the Extraordinary

Smile, laugh, spread a little joy in someone’s life, it surely come back on you in a good way.

— Shellie Palmer, Life in Color

You are the grim, goal-oriented ones who will not believe that the joy is in the journey rather than the destination no matter how many times it has been proven to you.

— Stephen King

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

There would be no obstacles to overcome. We won’t fight for joy in heaven. But we are not there yet.

— John Piper, When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy

A small temptation can stop a great glory and turn great joy into a great sorrow

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

— Henri J.M. Nouwen

Let us never be afraid of innocent joy; God is good and what he does is well done; resign yourself to everything, even happiness; ask for the spirit of sacrifice, of detachment, of renunciation, and above all, for the spirit of joy and gratitude.

— Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Our true joy is like those sunglasses we’ve been looking for all over, suddenly realizing they’ve been propped on our head during our entire search. They’re already there, quietly waiting for us to reach up and realize they were never lost at all.

— Kelly Corbet, Already Here: The Matter of Love

Fear pushes us down; joy picks us up!” (EL)

— Evinda Lepins, A Cup of Grace for the Day: Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power

Look for the joy in each andevery day. Just because it isn’timmediately obvious, that doesn’tmean it’s not there.

— Domonique Bertolucci, The Happiness Code: Ten Keys to Being the Best You Can Be

The fiery force is nothing more than the life force as we know it. It is the flame of desire and love, of sex and beauty, of pleasure and joy as we consume and are consumed, as we burn with pleasure and burn out in time.

— Harold Norse, In the Hub of the Fiery Force: Collected Poems, 1934-2003

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

Life is a beautiful journey, full of joy and painYou never know when it will end, don’t let a moment pass in vain…In the whole ruckus of life, nothing had I gained, I just wanted freedom, no more did I wanted to be chained…

— Mehek Bassi, Chained: Can you escape fate?

There’s a war on. We don’t know how anything’s going to end. We just have to grasp each fleeting moment of joy as it whizzes by.

— Rosamunde Pilcher

One hundred years of joy can be erased in one second

— Jonathan Safran Foer

I’m like my mother, she thought, I search my joy for signs of sorrow ahead.

— Soheir Khashoggi, Nadia’s Song

Please do not become so hurt by life that when someone loving comes along, or something good happens, you resist allowing the love and joy in.

— Karen Salmansohn

Let us see each other not through the eyes but through the heart and feel the joy of love.

— Debasish Mridha

Let us talk about our love, joy and happiness. Let us forgive and forget talking about misery and sadness.

— Debasish Mridha

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.

— Oscar Wilde

Much of your happiness and joy in life will come from your ability to get along with people –but more importantly your decision to walk in love every day.

— Mensah Oteh

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm miracles can happen.

— Arland Gilbert

My passion for human ecology was not a drive for closure—but rather the joy of endless openings and newfound connections. There is no final goal or perfect completion, only the expanding experience of being alive.

— Richard J. Borden, Ecology and Experience: Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective

We are here to know the unknown, love everyone, feel the joy of life and then we parish with infinite happiness.

— Debasish Mridha

I believe humans were born to have joy and to have it more abundantly that the birthright of everyone is loving caring sharing and abundance.

— Peter McWiluams

Cultivate blessing. Bless yourself. Bless the whole world. Let it be full with love, peace, joy and happiness.

— Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

The real you is not you, the real you is what is within you. What is behind your joy or your melancholy. What gives you the reason to ponder. What moves or stops you. What makes you you is you.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Finding our joy requires no leaping. It only wishes we’d opt for being lifted.

— Kelly Corbet, Already Here: The Matter of Love

No matter what the situation may be, I still take pleasure in witnessing the joy of others.

— Haruki Murakami, The Strange Library

When you fill yourself with inner joy and inner peace, this world becomes peaceful.

— Debasish Mridha

You think in a different way when you don’t have any money. The joy of poverty is that you use your imagination to come up with stuff.

— Amy Sedaris

Learn to bring peace into life to still the chaos. Accentuate the joy of your heart, experiencing a life of bliss.

— Steven Redhead, Unleash The Power of Your Heart and Mind

The jump toward joy encompasses your life with boundless energy.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

To find joy in life, it is our responsibility and duty to love and serve others.

— Debasish Mridha

If you endured the suffering, shall find the joy of overcoming any difficulty.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

I am bold and daring. I go after what I want and create massive joy in my life.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

I can still bring into my body the joy I felt at seeing the first trillium of spring, which seemed to be telling me, “Never give up hope, spring will come.

— Jessica Stern, Denial: A Memoir of Terror

One day I asked God to move the mountain ahead of me, but he said no because he wanted me to experience the joy of being on a mountain top.

— Gift Gugu Mona

Don’t be sad don’t be angry if life deceives you! Submit to your grief your time for joy will come believe me.

— Aleksandr Pushkin

I don’t like bullshit and pretense.I can’t enjoy the joy at church…without some cash in my wallet.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Enjoy losing weight. Enjoy eating healthy, delicious food. Do not wait until you reach your destination to feel good. Take as much happiness and joy as you can from your weight loss journey.

— Harry Papas

Daisies that bring you joy are better than roses that bring you sorrow.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that’s the best of both worlds – and I’ll use those computers!

— Don Bluth

One day we will all have to leave this beautiful world, and we want to leave with peace towards eternal peace. We also want our future generations to live with joy and peace.

— Debasish Mridha

If you surrender your life to God, you have joy of His presence.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Take sincere joy in the success of others. Being happy for them will make you feel incredible about YOU!

— D. Denise Dianaty

The real joy of writing lies in the opportunity of being able to sacrifice a whole chapter for a single sentence, a complete sentence for a single word…

— Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories

Take the fact that you were created to love. Your heart can find real joy only through love – through loving and being loved.

— Thomas Goodwin, What Happens When I Pray

His captivating speech came not from his grammar or vocabulary but from the joy he took in wielding them well.

— Robert Lane Greene, You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity

What did you think, that joy / was some slight thing?

— Mark Doty

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

However smart and determined you are, your life is always going to consist of light and darkness, joy and sadness, good or bad, up and down, yang and yin.

— Gary Hayden

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and the joy of living, If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.

— Tecumseh

Let us play the flute of love to spread the music of peace, joy and happiness.

— Debasish Mridha

She looks at me with wide eyes, delight and joy evident, sitting forward, “They are dreaming? You watch dreams? Movie is dream?

— Poppet, Aisyx

Fear and hate create separation, love and joy creates belongingness and wholeness.

— Swami Dhyan Giten, Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being

All things want to float as light as air through the world witnessing all that is. I am a mote of dust floating freely in the firmament, a person who merely is, and I feel full of joy for all worldly treasures, the immaculate gift of life.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Education shouldn’t be boring. It should stimulate the imagination and fill minds with the joy of knowing.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of the universe into life.

— C.S. Lewis

I find joy and magic in every drop of moonlight. I hear songs of love in every glint of a star.

— Debasish Mridha

If we can accept the laws of the universe, the ebb and flow of joy and tragedy, then we have everything we need to embrace our true freedom.

— Sarah Winman

When you give without expectations, you feel that joy is rushing through you like the spring breeze caressing a newly blooming flower.

— Debasish Mridha

Live in joy, in love, even among those who hate.Live in joy, in health, even among the afflicted.Live in joy, in peace, even among the troubled.Look within, be still.Free from fear and attachment, know the sweet joy of the way.

— Gautama Buddha

a joy that hurts with sadnessa sadness that is pleasurablea pleasure full of terrora terror that excitesan excitement that calmsa calmness that frightens.

— Aidan Chambers, Nik: Now I Know

If you like to live an abundant life, express joy and gratitude for what you have.

— Debasish Mridha

I find joy in every moment because that is my only choice.

— Debasish Mridha

We have too quickly bought into the lie that we’ll be happier with more—and as a result, too often miss the joy that comes from owning less.

— Joshua Becker, Clutterfree with Kids

Now, I believe in life, and I believe in the joy of human existence, but these things cannot be experienced except as we also face the despair, also face the anxiety that every human being has to face if he lives with any creativity at all.

— Rollo May

In the deep shivering winter, I can feel the joy of a dancing summer in my heart.

— Debasish Mridha

the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you

— John Greenleaf Whittier

Do I really smother my own joy because I believe that anger achieves more than love?

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

… suffice to say, joy is where you find it- usually on the shelf right next to sadness.

— Ingrid Schaffner, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations

In every bend of time there is some surprise, joy and beauty. Mindfulness is the light to discover it.

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath

I prayed in silence that perhaps even now, the queen might have a son and might know joy like this, such a strange, unexpected joy- the happiness of caring for a child whose whole life was in my hands.

— Philippa Gregory, The Queen’s Fool

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.

— Ed Sullivan

I drink to the general joy o’ the whole table.” Macbeth

— William Shakespeare, Macbeth

We are all wired to experiences boundless joy and lavish bliss.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

It is a beautiful thing to be on fire for justice… there is no greater joy than inspiring and empowering others––especially the least of these, the precious and priceless wretched of the earth!

— Cornel West, Black Prophetic Fire

Life is full of ups and downs be brave to ride the crest of joy with gay abandon

— P. Dinakara Rao

Offspring were a joy or a shame, but still the crown of their elders, nature’s unpredictable creatures.

— Achy Obejas, Ruins

Loneliness is not the enemy of your joy as long as you know how you should always destroy the pensive mood that remains with you like a friend who never stands up for you when you’re forced to bend

— Munia Khan

One of the happiest days of my life was when I quit waiting for “happily-ever-after” to come find me and proclaimed joy in the just now season of life. And the next season. And the next.

— Vicki Courtney, Ever After: Life Lessons Learned in My Castle of Chaos

Musical theater is great; you get painted up, you get to play princesses and witches, and you sing. The joy alone of that can really carry a lot.

— Chris Pine

You’ll never experience the joy and tenderness of a lifelong love unless you fight for it.

— Chris Fabry, A Marriage Carol

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

— Barbara De Angelis

Stay close 2 those who r by ur side in happy times, because they do not harbor jealousy or envy in their hearts, only joy 2 c u happy…

— Paulo Coelho

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.

— Rosalind Russell

Love makes temporary saints and poets of us all. We feel the source of life welling up inside us and long to express the joy it brings and share it with the partner of our heart’s awakening.

— John Maxwell Taylor, Eros Ascending: The Life-Transforming Power of Sacred Sexuality

The joy of comradeship in this foreign land has been killed by silence and overprotection of personal space. I miss the chaos around me for it makes me realise that I am amidst life and alive.

— Gloria D. Gonsalves, The Wisdom Huntress: Anthology of Thoughts and Narrations

Success turns a lot of people off. I have a pretty solid sense of joy and respect that irritates people, and can irritate me, too.

— Dave Matthews

Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and I give thanks and I unwrap the gift given: joy. (Page 57)

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Eternal joy arises by living in the ‘permanent room’. Living in the ‘temporary room’ gives temporary joy.

— Dada Bhagwan

Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and I give thanks and I unwrap the gift given: joy.

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

A good man lives for the joy in life and the happiness of being alive, not shackled to the wants of the future or the regrets of the past.

— Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

To be a Christian is not a pious pose. It is not a long list of restrictions. Christianity flings open the windows to the real joy of living. Those who have been truly converted to Jesus Christ know the meaning of abundant living.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Extraordinary wonder and joy are woven through ordinary life. Hunt for them relentlessly.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

With a clear intention and a willing spirit, sooner or later we experience the joy and freedom that arises when we recognize our common humanity with others and see that real love excludes no one.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Wherever you love everything around you, forgive the past, show the gratitude, feel the joy of life, because you are a miracle still alive.

— Debasish Mridha

Isn’t it wonderful that our bodies can give us so much pleasure?” he said to her once, quite simply. They were happy and radiantly innocent. They were both incapable of the conception that joy is sin.

— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

… the enemy will do anything to rob my joy of homeschooling and parenting. He wanted me to live in bondage and feel guilty and like I was never doing enough to have me miss the real joy of just being home with my children.

— Tamara L. Chilver

As if one killed by calculation! A person kills only from an impulse that springs from his blood and sinews, from the vestiges of ancient struggles, from the need to live and the joy of being strong.

— Émile Zola, La Bête humaine

Pleasures are the things that appeal to our flesh and to our lust. But joy is something else. Joy runs deep.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Dig deep and go where the pain and fear and joy are, and put it out there. The minute you shy away from pure honesty in your writing, you become a liar.

— Dan Alatorre

When this world totally fails, the ground for joy remains.

— John Piper

A feeling of joy if not shared or tasted is a waste of a chance to be embraced.

— Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

Harper, treat your words with careFor they may cause joy or despairSing your songs of health and loveOf dragons flaming from above

— Anne McCaffrey, Dragon Harper

When large numbers of people share their joy in common the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other’s flame.

— Saint Augustine

Then the dwarves forgot their joy and their confident boasts of a moment before and cowered down in fright. Smaug was still to be reckoned with. It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

The only thing that keeps us from a place of joy is an illusion, the illusion of fear.

— Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths

No-one gives joy or sorrow. … We gather the consequences of our own deeds.

— Garuda Purana

To feel the joy of life, love what you do.

— Debasish Mridha

The joy of life is in new creations, new adventures, and new feelings.

— Debasish Mridha

You never know the hurt others endure in this world behind the closed windows of their life, or the joy a simple act of kindness can bring.

— Jennifer Skiff, The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

Change from despair to joy he made her extremely beautiful.

— Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam

A challenge to us is a great joy to us! If you see an open door, there is no challenge there and therefore there is no joy! A door must be closed so that we can obtain the joy of trying to open it!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

The secret of joy is to give love without seeking it.

— Debasish Mridha

Hope is the belief more or less strong that joy will come desire is the wish it may come.

— Sydney Smith

It is not settled happiness but momentary joy that glorifies the past.

— C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

Wealth and power and life, all that men build up and guard with such effort, is only worth anything through the joy with which it can all be cast away.

— Leo Tolstoy

I like to hug you like the waves hug the shore with songs of joy and then in your chest I want to die.

— Debasish Mridha

There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.

— Oswald Chambers

The joy is in the journey.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Love life. Live your life with joy so you may fill the world with joy. Let no one leave your presence without feeling the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Idolatry, like all sin, is devastating to the soul. It cuts us off from the comforts of grace, the peace of conscience, and the joy that is to be our strength.

— Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus

Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat.

— Theodore Roosevelt

One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one’s own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns and derives from love.

— Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

There is no way to your personal joy if you hand over the keys to someone who is not ready to open the door for you. You have the right to choose your friends

— do it carefully!

This is so cliche and cheesy but so true – seeing how happy people get if you A. give them a beauty product or B. give them a tip that works. There’s such joy in finding a good beauty product.

— Eva Chen

Hope is a dream of which we long to have. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t hope for something because hope brings joy and joy brings happiness and its all tied up in a big ball of love.

— Peace Gypsy, Souls Deep

We only feel joy when we love our precious life.

— Debasish Mridha

One who hates to be driven through suffering has no right to expect the pleasure, for pleasure may give joy but the pain gives meaning; Meaningless Joy is like anchor-less Ship sailing in a shoreless sea

— Ajay Chandan

The joy of living is the gratitude of the moment.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy in him. Proverbs 23:24

— King James Bible

The joy you feel when you become a small life particle sun and share its brightness and warmth with those around you is indescribably great.

— Ilchi Lee, LifeParticle Meditation: A Practical Guide to Healing and Transformation

Intuition is a trust that if we follow our heart, if we follow our love, joy and truth, the Whole becomes enriched.

— Swami Dhyan Giten, Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that’s embedded in the work.

— Chuck Close

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind, and behold, all things are changed!

— Anne Sullivan

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.

— Marlene Dietrich

Why are you alive? To discover joy and to share that joy with others.

— Toni Sorenson

We celebrate God when we share in each other’s joy and pain

— Sunday Adelaja

To feel the joy of presence, do not try to express or impress.

— Debasish Mridha

I’ve done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by ‘the joy of strife’. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor.

— Henry Kissinger

Seek joyfulness when you can, for seeking joy leads to an auspicious atmosphere.

— Jonathan D. Spence, Emperor of China: Self-Portrait of K’ang-Hsi

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding; And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.

— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

— John Keats

The greatest obstruction to our joy in God is not a lack of time.

— Gloria Furman, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms

It is rarely in the world’s history that its ideal has been one of joy and beauty. The worship of pain has far more often dominated the world.

— Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Others may not understand your joy and contentment because of your certainty about who you are and why you exist. Don’t waste your time to explain.

— Assegid Habtewold, Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success: 12 Soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully

The uncertainty of the future is a great blessing for us humans! Let the road ahead of us be completely unknown for us so that we can have the marvellous joy of discovering it!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

It’s sad that grandkids show up at the end of obituaries, way behind the list of work place achievements, social clubs and survivors. Why last? If you’ve got grandkids, you know they’re first when it comes to the joy in your life.

— Regina Brett

Because I started investing in wiserrelationships, I am now an absurdly wealthy woman—if blessings, fulfillment & joy are measured as wealth.

— Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur

Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

— Jesus Christ

O sweet September thy first breezes bring The dry leaf’s rustle and the squirrel’s laughter The cool fresh air whence health and vigor spring And promise of exceeding joy hereafter.

— George Arnolds

Spiritual joy is what you experience when you choose to give thanks to God no matter what happens—even when things go wrong.

— Jim George, A Dad After God’s Own Heart: Becoming the Father Your Kids Need

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

— Iris Murdoch

If a person hasn’t ever experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is.

— Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

The joy of reading is sacred pleasure.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Our lives are bound up with the lives of others. Our joy is bound up with the joy of others.

— Ken Wytsma, Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things

Just feel the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: ‘I.

— Ayn Rand

Peace is not the absence of chaos. It is the presence of tranquility and joy in the midst of chaos.

— Debasish Mridha

All of our sons and daughters ought to have the same opportunity to experience the joy and stability of marriage.

— Rob Portman

As a youngster, when I was active in church, I had a lot of fun choosing and hanging massive stars and making the cribs. I was also very involved in the Christmas plays, though not as an actor, but I took joy in setting up the props.

— Nivin Pauly

You can easily miss out on the joy of today by worrying about the “what if’s” of tomorrow. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so bask in the joy of the day and tomorrows “what if’s” will take care of themselves.

— DeWayne Owens

The air was swollen with music, shouting, and something I could not quite place- a feeling of happiness, but happiness with an edge, a sense of joy that was all the more meaningful because it was so fleeting.

— Chelsey Philpot, Even in Paradise

We cannot experience free joy and happiness without experiencing the depths of pain.

— Natalie Brenner, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering The Gifts of Grief and The Fullness of Life

May you overflow with love, hope and joy of knowing the Saviour.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.

— Nikolai Gogol

We have joy for the assurance of the promise.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

There’s an inexplicable joy that exists on a brown child’s face and in the way they navigate their world long before they discover they’re hated.

— Darnell Lamont Walker

I often cry, not from sadness, from the joy of the miraculous beauty of life.

— Debasish Mridha

I take no joy in mead nor meat, and song and laughter have become suspicious strangers to me. I am a creature of grief and dust and bitter longings. There is an empty place within me where my heart was once.

— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

If the heights of our joy are measured by the depths of our gratitude, and gratitude is but a way of seeing, a spiritual perspective of smallness might offer a vital way of seeing especially conducive to gratitude

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Every morning I wake up with an unknown, unexplainable joy of life. Then I get lost in the beauty of the morning sun and all of the magnificence that surrounds me.

— Debasish Mridha

Happiness is so nonsynonymous with joy or pleasure that it is not infrequently sought and felt in grief and deprivation.

— Wilhelm von Humboldt, Humanist Without Portfolio: An Anthology of the writings of Wilhelm von Humboldt

Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I always thought the joy of reading a book is not knowing what happens next. (Leonard Shelby, Memento)

— Christopher Nolan

When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders—women fall into my arms crying. They’re weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything.

— Kathrine Switzer

Make choices that bring love and joy to your body. It’s not about perfection it’s about love and gratitude for an amazing body that works hard and deserves your respect.

— Alysia Reiner

You will not find joy out of fear, therefore eliminate every component of fear in your life if joy is what you need.

— Gift Gugu Mona

Olympism is a philosophy which, by blending sport with culture, seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal ethical principles.

— Juan Antonio Samaranch

My art is an act of creation and destruction, with all the sorrow and joy these engender as well as all the shadow and light these contain.

— Kathryn V. White

A friend drops their plans when you’re in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you’re in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice–but when you don’t follow it, they still respect and love you.

— Doris Wild Helmering

The sweet pleasure of your own joy and success is a cultivation of both the heart and mind.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfin’d No sleep till morn when Youth and Pleasure meet.

— Lord Byron

Those who understand the complexities of human nature know that joy and pain, ugliness and beauty, love and hate, mercy and cruelty and other conflicting emotions often blend and cannot be separated from each other.

— Isaac Bashevis Singer

No one who strives with full faith and heart for the blessings of eternal life will be denied. And how great will be the joy and how much deeper the appreciation then after enduring in patience and faith now.

— Henry B. Eyring

I use health joy and comfort to set off my brain chemicals of bliss for my highest good.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

Even if there were no heaven and there were no hell, would you still follow Jesus? Would you follow him for the life, joy and fulfilment he gives you right now?

— Tony Campolo

When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.

— Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally

When we lay the soil of our hard lives open to the rain of grace and let joy penetrate our cracked and dry places, let joy soak into our broken skin and deep crevices, life grows. How can this not be the best thing for the world? For us?

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Hope is a motivation for pressing ahead, a sustained effort and a joy that the promised will be fulfilled at the right time.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

My color is my joy and not my burden…

— Bebe Moore Campbell, Brothers and Sisters

Here come the lovers, full of joy and mirth.— Joy, gentle friends! joy and fresh days of love Accompany your hearts!

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By fire, fever, storm and sword, your blood shall suffer this bane. No peace or joy for Wintersloe’s lord, till the puzzle ring is whole again

— Kate Forsyth, The Puzzle Ring

I have no time to look back. My heart is dancing in the present moment feeling the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

The wind and sky know that there is no joy in unlimited freedom

— Munia Khan

We are the oneness in love, joy and happy. We share this moment in time to experience the fullest and expansion of all our existence to collapse and be redefine into the truth of who and what we are and always will be. ~jh

— Jennifer Hillman

I don’t really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.

— Eddie Albert

I smile and shed tears of joy when I see someone being kind to others.

— Debasish Mridha

What she wants to say has to do not only with joy but with the penetrating, constant fear that is joy’s other half.

— Michael Cunningham, The Hours

Take a deep breath and feel the joy of life. Open your eyes and see the beauty of a dancing leaf.

— Debasish Mridha

Dance resides within us all. Some find it when joy conquers sorrow, others express it through celebration of movements; and then there are those… whose existence is dance

— Shah Asad Rizvi

Love is your greatest asset, fear is your greatest liability, and joy is your greatest reward.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Because as you become better at everything, as the innate skills actually manifest in reality, the bar rises for the next jump. The core demand for evolution is relentless, and respect, happiness, love and joy are irrevocably tied to it.

— Darrell Calkins, Re:

Death. Life. They are in the air, the water, the earth, and the fire that surround us. They co-mingle like a dance of weeping and rejoicing. The joy and pain become one. We are of a dualistic nature.” —Jennifer Mills

— Dianne Bright, Soul Reader

The ideal man, takes joy in doing favours for others; but he feels ashamed to have others do favours for him. For it is a mark of superiority to confer a kindness; but it is a mark of inferiority to receive it.

— Aristotle

I don’t think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.

— Barry Williams

Our minds are so cluttered with endless to-do lists that there’s no room for us to experience the joy in being alive today.

— Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

There’s no greater joy than being able to touch People’s hearts.

— Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm miracles can happen.

— Arland Gilbert

True joy comes from operating with Inner-directedness and recognizing who you are.

— Sanaya Roman

Man craves joy far more than anything else in life, but there is nothing as madly intoxicating as the feeling of joy that comes from the soul.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, The Girl on the Trail

Life is worth living because we find the ultimate joy of life through love.

— Debasish Mridha

No one is responsible for your inner peace and inner joy except for you.

— Debasish Mridha

There are few finer or more innocent pleasures than talking books to one who knows. There may be joy in heaven- I am told there is- but the evidence is not conclusive, and I’ll take mine here in my library.

— A. Edward Newton, This Book Collecting Game

Choose love and joy as much as you can in each moment and watch your life transform.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Feel the joy of life when you cry, when you smile, love or feel shy.

— Debasish Mridha

My life got happier when I trusted my gut to tell me when to open the door or close the door. There is joy to be found in keeping away from people & situations which could harm my self-respect my peace my worth.

— Karen Salmansohn

We seek love in relationships, peace in security, and joy in material things…but these feelings are divine and not dependent on any outer circumstances.

— Vivian Amis, The Essentials of Life

When you fall in love, waves of joy fill your dreams and become your reality while your realities become your dreams.

— Debasish Mridha

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.

— Eckhart Tolle

Life is about cherishing memories, getting lost in moments of beauty, and enjoying profound joy and happiness.

— Debasish Mridha

Every joy that life gives must be earned ere it be secured; and how hardly earned, those only know who have wrestled for great prizes. The heart’s blood must gem with red beads the brow of the combatant, before the wreath of victory rustles over it.

— Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

Contentment is the joy of the soul.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The sun dances in her and she has an immense joy of life

— James Clavell, Shogun Part 1 Of 3

In my food world, there is no fear or guilt, only joy and balance. So no ingredient is ever off-limits. Rather, all of the recipes here follow my Usually-Sometimes-Rarely philosophy. Notice there is no Never.

— Ellie Krieger, The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life

Every joy is like a piece of mirror: always reflecting..

— Munia Khan

Ah, cruel fate, how swiftly joy and sorrow alternate!

— Raimbaut de Vaqueyras

Stress isn’t only a joy stealer. The way we respond to it can be sin.

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Your pain is a school unto itself–– and your joy a lovely temple.

— Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Focus your heart, mind, and soul on joy and you’ll find ultimate success and fulfillment.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Take a deep breath. Now feel the joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Suddenly he knew joy and sorrow felted into one fabric. Courage and fear were one thing too.

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

— Mark Twain

If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.

— Jesse Jackson

The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men, for we are, that we might have joy, and be free.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

The greatest joy of a Christian is to give joy to Christ.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon

To feel the joy of life go where your heart is taking you.

— Debasish Mridha

The great joy and honour of my life has been to know you. To call you my family. And I am grateful – more than I can possibly say – that I was given this time with you all

— Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin

All’s taken away: my love and my power.The body, thrown into city it hates, Finds no joy in the sunlight. With every hourThe blood grows colder in my veins.

— Anna Akhmatova

He’s not really struggling even for material wealth, but for the second-hander’s delusion—prestige. A stamp of approval, not his own. He can find no joy in the struggle and no joy when he has succeeded.

— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Take the time to celebrate stillness and silence and see the joy that the world can bring, simply.

— Tony Curl, Seriously Simple Stuff to Get You Unstuck

Some say that “there is no such thing as free lunch”. And, I ask, why not? The joy of giving without expecting anything in return from a particular source is simply magic.

— Ana Ortega

Good poetry reveals the beauty of joy and tragedy.

— Debasish Mridha

Unearth marvels as you walk the path, Stand in awe, Therein is the joy of life.

— Barbara Neville, Cowgirls Just Wanna Have Fun

When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

— Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Truthfully, there’re only a handful of people in this world who really get joy from seeing you happy. Most won’t care if you’re happy, only if you’re miserable like they are. They eat that shit up.

— Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2

New clothes left Sylvia reeling with happiness. For Sylvia, a shopping list was a poem. She always shopped alone – it suited her deliberate nature and the artistic joy with which she approached all things aesthetic.

— Elizabeth Winder, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

He learned to trust the Father when circumstances seemed hopeless. Christ used the tool of adversity to forge radiant joy in his spirit.

— Nicholas Cappas, Heaven Breaks In

Love is heavenly.Expression of love gives us the sweetest joy and deepest fulfillment.

— Debasish Mridha

We cry coming into the world, as everyone around us laughs with joy. And we laugh with joy leaving this world, when everyone around us cries.

— Wendy Corsi Staub, Awakening

I have known the joy and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That’s living.

— Zora Neale Hurston

Oh! Let me love forever.Love is the joy and charm.Without beauty of love, life is a lifeless flower.

— Debasish Mridha

I suppose it’s unfair, tricks of argument that leave wounds, but with this sort of thing that (C.S.) Lewis does, what I feel is a craftsman’s joy at the sight of a superior performance.

— Joy Davidman

If you’re going to keep the music in you, Jonah, you’ve got to play a little bit every day purely for pleasure. Otherwise, you’ll lose the joy of it, and if you lose the joy, you won’t sound good to those who know piano – or to yourself.

— Dean Koontz, The City

With yoga, you go back to your source to bloom again with joy and inner peace.

— Debasish Mridha

When one grows older one learns that happiness—complete and unadulterated happiness—comes only in moments, and must be recognized and savored to the full, for even in the happiest life, the complete joy is not always present.

— Victoria Holt, The Legend of the Seventh Virgin

Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.

— Ed Asner

The greatest life is the joy of contentment.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Curiosity is a youthful beauty. Connected to joy and slipping around old beliefs, it urges us to investigate rather than assume.

— Jeanne McElvaney, Time Slipping

Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection.

— Rebecca Solnit

Life has no joy in it without accomplishment of purpose

— ETC Wanyanwu

And then our Mum and Dad were in love and they were truly dry-stone strong and durable and people speak of ease and joy and spontaneity and the fact that their two smells became one smell, our smell. Us.

— Max Porter, Grief is the Thing with Feathers

You really think joy is easier to come by than pain? What have you had more of?

— Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

I’m thankful I am able to continue to share the joy and the inspiration tap brings.

— Savion Glover

Open your heart! Dance with joy and love.

— Debasish Mridha

The festivity had reached that apogee of joy when you face the happy fate of being crushed to death.

— Émile Zola, The Attack on the Mill and Other Stories

Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.

— Pope Francis

By experimenting with sympathetic joy, we break from the constricted world of individual struggle and see that joy exists in more places than we have yet imagined.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

I am blessed out! I make time for joy every day. I commit to seeking healthy pleasure and reveling in it.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

If your joy of life depends on something or someone, then you are not enjoying your life. You are enjoying the person or the thing.

— Debasish Mridha

My mission in life is to be kind, compassionate, caring, and loving in order to find and feel the deepest joy of life.

— Debasish Mridha

Solitude, the joy of being alone, stems from, as well as promotes, a state of maturity and inner richness.

— Neel Burton, Heaven and Hell: The Psychology of the Emotions

Find joy and solace in the simple, and cultivate your utopia by feeling the Tao in every cubic inch of space.

— Wayne Dyer

Cultivate a spirit of joy and praise. Not only will you light up your own heart, but the hearts of those around you.Always look for the good in people. In most cases you will find it.

— Loretta Livingstone

God desires to be Lord over you. Not Lord around your schedule. Until you learn to schedule your life around Him you will never know Him. The Lord is inviting His last day children to rediscover the joy of His presence.

— Apostle Dynamique, The Covenant Forces of Faith

My life consists of two things, Pain and hardship that no one but me can describe, Love and joy that can only be mesured in who I am

— Sam Politinsky

Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for spiritual joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and spiritual joy you have not yet begun to live.

— Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.

— Billy Sunday

Noronha’s Laws1. No man works harder than he must.2. The joy of living, lies in making little things big.3. Try never to do what you do not want to do. The secret of a happy old age is in never doing what you do not want to do.

— R.P. Noronha

There is no joy equal to that of being able to work for all humanity and doing what you’re doing well.

— R. Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path

Cold feet under a warm blanket, steam over an empty mug–rain splatters on dry window pane–open journals of closed memories… tears of laughter and joy of pain… schmaltz of diametric morning.

— Val Uchendu

Prayer can assume very different forms from quiet blessed contemplation of God in which eye meets eye in restful meditation to deep sighs or sudden exclamations of wonder joy gratitude or adoration.

— O. Hallesby

Let us see what tomorrow will bring us? Will it be joy and triumph, chaos and glory, love and growth, or victory and success?

— Ana Monnar

The bitterness of joy lies in the knowledge that it cannot last. Nor should joy last beyond a certain season, for, after that season, even joy would become merely habit.

— Tanith Lee, Delusion’s Master

It is a joy to share good advice. It takes a grateful ear to listen wisely. It’s always up for us to take the right action and fulfilling path that can truly serve for what is the best.

— Angelica Hopes, Landscapes of a Heart, Whispers of a Soul

Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfilment.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

So of course time is necessary. But nevertheless damn painful, for it transforms all the pieces of your life – joy and sorrow, youth and age, love and hate, terror and bliss – from fire into smoke rising up the air and dissipating on a breeze.

— Charles Frazier

Love dances with joy in your smile.

— Debasish Mridha

Christmas is the spirit of love, joy and peace.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

When you consciously decide to be in a good mood every morning, you create an atmosphere of joy and peace. Practice mood control daily… it will then become a habit. Don’t put the control of your emotions in the hands of others.

— Randa Manning-Johnson

Art always serves beauty, and beauty is the joy of possessing form, and form is the key to organic life since no living thing can exist without it.

— B