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Joy quotes and quotations

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.
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, Festus
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