Quotes of Joy - somelinesforyou

“ The only joy in the world is to begin. ”

- Cesare Pavese

“ 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

“ 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

“ This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ 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

“ I'm always sorry when pleasant things end. Something still pleasanter may come after, but you can never be sure. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ Isn't it good just to be alive on a day like this? I pity the people who aren't born yet for missing it. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You mayn't get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. ”

- L. M. Montgomery

“ Joy is not a commodity to be hoarded and protected. It is like a muscle. It must be used daily to keep strong and vigorous. For all my hardships, I have been able to remain quite joyful, for my muscles are strong. ”

- Laura Moncur

“ 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 Hershey

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet. ”

- Stanislaw J. Lec
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