Most popular joy quotes
And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst.
We all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to rejoice as much as by anything else.
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Become less suspicious of joy.
It is not settled happiness but momentary joy that glorifies the past.
It is that of an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction. I call it Joy, which is here a technical term and must be sharply distinguished both from Happiness and from Pleasure. Joy (in my sense) has indeed one characteristic, and one only, in common with them; the fact that anyone who has experienced it will want it again.
I doubt whether anyone who has tasted it [joy] would ever, if both were in his power, exchange it for all the pleasures in the world. But then Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is.
Joy is distinct not only from pleasure in general but even from aesthetic pleasure. It must have the stab, the pang, the inconsolable longing.
Joy is not a substitute for sex; sex is very often a substitute for Joy. I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for Joy.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Always have the support of a joyful mind in all situations.
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Joy is an important element of happiness. It is sometimes the difference between striving and thriving. One must nurture the joy in one's life so that it reaches full bloom.
Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness—happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.
An ecstasy is a thing that will not go into words; it feels like music.
Great joys, like griefs, are silent.
For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
Life would not be life if a sorrow were sad, and a joy merry, from beginning to end.
Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.
There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
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.
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.
Joy is really the simplest form of gratitude.
The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Love to faults is always blind, Always is to joy inclined.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
Find a place where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joy rises in me, like as a summer's morn.
The second half of joy Is shorter than the first.
Present joys are more to flesh and blood, Than a dull prospect of a distant good.
We all need joy, and we can all receive joy in only one way, by adding to the joy of others.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
To win one's joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.
People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.
Love and joy are twins, or born of each other.
Gloom we have always with us, a rank and sturdy weed, but joy requires tending.
The root of joy, as of duty, is to put all one's powers towards some great end.
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
It's easier to write about pain than about joy. Joy is wordless.
I used to think—when I was small, and before I could read—that everybody was always happy, and at first it made me very sad to know about pain and great sorrow; but now I know that we could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Men without joy seem like corpses.
Joy is the best makeup. Joy, and good lighting.
When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared by them.
Life thy life ... and pluck the joys that fly.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings.
The sweetest joys of life grow in the very jaws of its perils.
Remembered joys are never past.
The more the heart is sated with joy, the more it becomes insatiable.
When the great joys are stilled, the minor ones must sing.
There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
You have to sniff out joy, keep your nose to the joy-trail.
I find my joy in living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes from learning something.
Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy.
Those undeserved joys which come uncalled and make us more pleased than grateful are they that sing.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
I have seen a curious child, who dwelt upon a tract of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell, To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intensely, and his countenance soon Brightened with joy.
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
Joy goes as deep as sorrow, but leaves less of itself behind.
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
We should spread joy, but, as far as we can, repress sorrow.
The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
It takes moral courage to grieve; it takes religious courage to be joyful.