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Quotations by Subject: Joy
(Related Subjects: Happiness, Laughter, Passion)
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The only joy in the world is to begin.
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Cesare Pavese (1908 - 1950)
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
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Chuck Sigars, The World According to Chuck weblog, October 14, 2003
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.
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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.
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Edward Chapin
Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
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Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
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.
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Fritjof Capra, physicist
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.
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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicatory
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
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Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
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Jerry Van Amerongen, Ballard Street, 08-18-05
I'm always sorry when pleasant things end. Something still pleasanter may come after, but you can never be sure.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
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.
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Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, 1998
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!
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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.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
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Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey, 1995
The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
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Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
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Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)
The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.
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Ninon de Lenclos (1620 - 1705)
I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
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Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)
Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing.
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Phil Jackson
Joy is not in things; it is in us.
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Richard Wagner
Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
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Sarah Ban Breathnach
My mind to me a kingdom is,
Such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss.
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Sir Edward Dyer
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
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Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865 - 1940)
There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.
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Sister Mary Rose McGeady
When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
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Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966), "Unkempt Thoughts"
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,
But leave---oh! leave the light of Hope behind.
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Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)
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