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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss, writer
  • wisdom

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. Mark Twain, author
  • appreciation

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognise how good things really are. Marianne Williamson, author
  • joy

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana, musician
  • joy

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
  • success

The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
  • Joy

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach, novelist
  • blood

Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt, president
  • joy

For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning. Conrad Veidt, actor
  • achieving

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • inspirational

Joy runs deeper than despair Corrie Ten Boom, author
  • Joy

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. William Congreve, poet
  • Joy

Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason. Platen,
  • Joy

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy. Walter Anderson, writer
  • joy

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. Jim Rohn, businessman
  • Joy

I'm trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy. Shawn Johnson, athlete
  • anxiety

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • friendship

And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy. Fran Drescher, actress
  • funny

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
  • flowers

I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • Joy

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam. Source Unknown,
  • Joy

Joy is not in things, it is in us. Richard Wagner, composer
  • Joy

I'm real excited. I'm so blessed to have so much peace and joy inside. I just can't keep quiet about it. Brian Welch, musician
  • blessed

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson, poet
  • ecstasy

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens, novelist
  • again

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • beautiful

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, clergyman
  • enough

One joy scatters a hundred grieves. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Joy

I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth. John 4 Bible,
  • Joy

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. Christian Nevell Bovee,
  • Joy

One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad. Elbert Hubbard, writer
  • Joy

Joy, has no cost. Marianne Williamson, author
  • Joy

I love my children beyond all reason. They're my joy, even when they're wild with kid energy. Christopher Meloni, actor
  • beyond

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ. Thomas Merton, author
  • christ

Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. Mark Twain, author
  • care

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. Thomas Aquinas, theologian
  • addicted

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, artist
  • art

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4 Bible,
  • Joy

Joys divided are increased. Josiah Gilbert Holland,
  • Joy

The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be. Charles Reade, novelist
  • Joy

I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward. Seamus Heaney, poet
  • associated

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. John Keats, poet
  • beauty

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness. Robert Menzies, statesman
  • bitterness

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

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, leader
  • become

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. Khalil Gibran, poet
  • abundance

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. Rene Descartes, mathematician
  • genuine

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. Julia Child, chef
  • dieting

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end. Swami Sivananda, philosopher
  • beginning

And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female. Little Richard, musician
  • female

The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy. James Broughton, director
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The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win. Jack Youngblood, athlete
  • dramatic

He who binds to himself a joy does the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise. William Blake, poet
  • Joy

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying? Tony Campolo, clergyman
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The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
  • Joy

Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy. Alfred A. Montapert, author
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What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away? Logan Pearsall Smith, critic
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Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself. Cyril Tourneur, dramatist
  • Joy

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. Chuang Tzu,
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There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
  • accompanied

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty? Sarah Bernhardt, actress
  • anything

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow. Honore de Balzac, novelist
  • amount

I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining. John Lasseter, director
  • characters

Rekindle the joy yachtsman that lies deep inside of you; share magic crystals and watch it grow! Isabel Yosito, artist
  • crystals

I can see the music. I know what it looks like. I know what color it is. The words come easy, the tears come easy, and the joy comes easy. The music tells you what to do. Mary J. Blige, musician
  • color

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. Erich Fromm, psychologist
  • life

How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy! Robert Browning, poet
  • employ

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. Khalil Gibran, poet
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Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson, athlete
  • activity

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. Jim Rohn, businessman
  • joy

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, educator
  • all

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life. Simone Weil, philosopher
  • afforded

If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit. Branch Rickey, athlete
  • chase

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, novelist
  • apt

I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy. Anais Nin, author
  • ecstasy

Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell me they've had their pets spayed or neutered. Bob Barker, actor
  • gives

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy. John Calvin, theologian
  • completion

Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy. Helen Hunt Jackson, writer
  • joy

Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened. Spider Robinson, writer
  • increased

We could all do with a bit more joy in our lives couldn't we? The wonderful thing is that when we start spreading joy, we begin to actually experience more joy in our lives too! Steve Goodier,
  • inspirational

Pan, who and what art thou? he cried huskily. I'm youth, I'm joy, Peter answered at a venture, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg. J.M. Barrie,
  • birds

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, musician
  • brings

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions. Bodhidharma, leader
  • conditions

Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path. Bodhidharma, leader
  • follow

I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay. Alice Hoffman, author
  • bring

There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off. Tobias Wolff, writer
  • certain

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
  • Joy

Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside. Dr. Melba Colgrove,
  • Joy

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Pierre Coneille,
  • Joy

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things. Confucius, philosopher
  • Joy

We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness. R. W. Dale,
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'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory! Emily Dickinson, poet
  • Joy

For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good. John Dryden, poet
  • Joy

All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven does so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it. Eugene Field, poet
  • Joy

Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable. Jessie B. Fremont,
  • Joy

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. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
  • Joy

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity. Rollo May, psychologist
  • Joy

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love Mother Theresa, saint
  • Joy

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked Anais Nin, author
  • Joy

Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs. Jean Paul, author
  • Joy

We French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living. Renee Repound,
  • Joy

The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy. Samuel M. Shoemaker,
  • Joy

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 reviling in a much -- anticipated vacation. Eileen Stukane,
  • Joy

Joy is free, unrestrained passion Eileen Stukane,
  • Joy

The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one's powers. And to use them to their height is our joy of duty. Source Unknown,
  • Joy

So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil. Laurence Sterne, novelist
  • death

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. Luis Barragan, architect
  • gardening

There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation. Alice Walker, author
  • believe

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, leader
  • helps

Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. Ed Asner, actor
  • guerilla

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, economist
  • beautiful

The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off. Joseph Epstein, writer
  • able

The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready. Steve Martin, comedian
  • acting

Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child? Dorothy Nolte, writer
  • child

The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want. Frank Butler,
  • especially

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian
  • face

An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment, is repugnant to the natural man. Belief is an independent joy to him. William Minto, writer
  • attitude

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague. John Armstrong,
  • diseases

I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance. Bob Black, activist
  • adventure

I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope. Jerry Lewis, comedian
  • fish

My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity. Olusegun Obasanjo, statesman
  • available

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 between them, and lessens the threat of their difference. Audre Lorde, poet
  • basis

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse. Benjamin Spock, scientist
  • creates

My wife has brought great beauty into my life. And my daughter has brought me nothing but joy. Those qualities were greatly lacking. Christopher Meloni, actor
  • beauty

Although we hardly see each other off the set, Joy and I get along well when we do. As far as the marriage between Nathan and Haley, I think they are young and will see the reality of the situation eventually. James Lafferty, actor
  • far

The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader. Mary Frances Berry, writer
  • adoring

This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for. Chiwetel Ejiofor, actor
  • absurd

I love being on stage or in front of the camera. My work brings me a lot of joy. It helps me figure out who I am. I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting. Dana Delany, actress
  • acting

Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don't know if it's a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by. Jeff Bridges, actor
  • apply

The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded. Jesse Eisenberg, actor
  • able

The idea is that we're doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time. Lauren Ambrose, actress
  • actual

Something that's such a joy in my life every day - cooking - is this incredible, horrific danger to women around the world. Julia Roberts, actress
  • cooking

African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It's not a dormant. It's not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source a joy. Spreading positive vibrations. Mos Def, musician
  • african

The fun for me is to mix it all up. I would actually like to do something as far away from what I've just done, just for my own personal joy and growth, for what I want to do. Don Cheadle, actor
  • done

It's astonishing what you learn and feel and see along the way. That's why a reporter's job, as you know, is such a joy. Mike Wallace, journalist
  • astonishing

I was hitting .360 when I was diagnosed. I didn't forget how to play while I was recovering. I don't know if the cancer is gone for good. I don't think anyone ever knows, but no one is going to steal my joy for as along as I'm able to play baseball. Eric Davis, athlete
  • able

I think the joy of wanting to direct is having that nervous anxiety knowing your film is about to be shown and you're sitting right there with everyone. Renee O'Connor, actress
  • anxiety

I am an optimist. I think, as bad as life sometimes gets, there is so much joy and so much good stuff, that there is a balance. Amanda Holden, actress
  • bad

When you get pure joy out of 'being' rather than 'doing' or 'seeing,' that's when you realize how big and unexplainable some things are and being a dad is one of those very few things. Brendan Fehr, actor
  • being

I started thinking about joy. Everything in our society is so purposeful. Let's bring joy back to the experience. Sara Blakely, businesswoman
  • bring

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, actress
  • family

To make my brothers and my sister laugh was the greatest joy to me in my life. I like people who can make fun of themselves a lot. Gemma Ward, actress
  • brothers

In Athens I was 17 and I didn't have any expectations. I was just swimming fast and racing everybody. I didn't have the joy after my races in 2007. I didn't want to go to Beijing. I had to for sponsors. Laure Manaudou, athlete
  • athens

My baby is the joy in my life. Candace Parker, athlete
  • baby

Let me tell you, when you're pregnant with the first one, it's great of course, all new and 'Yay!' With the second one it's still okay; you can pay attention to number one and she can share in the joy of the pregnancy. Angie Harmon, model
  • attention

Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread - there may be. David Grayson, journalist
  • baked

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell, actress
  • beauty

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. Hugh Sidey, journalist
  • humor

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. Khalil Gibran, poet
  • poetry

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. Leo Buscaglia, author
  • joy


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