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Picture quote by Joyce Meyer about life

Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life. ⏤ Joyce Meyer

Picture quote by Lao Tzu about opportunity

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ⏤ Lao Tzu

Picture quote by Robert Brault about enjoy

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ⏤ Robert Brault

Picture quote by John Muir about nature

In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks. ⏤ John Muir

Picture quote by Sayings about life

Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Eckhart Tolle about thoughts

Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain. ⏤ Eckhart Tolle

Picture quote by Edgar Allan Poe about mind

I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it. ⏤ Edgar Allan Poe

Picture quote by Sayings about reality

Control is an illusion, let it be, and enjoy the peace. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Henri Nouwen about joy

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. ⏤ Henri Nouwen

Picture quote by Sayings about happiness

Enjoy where you are at on the way to where you are going. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Unknown about joy

Never give anyone the power to take away your joy. ⏤ Unknown

Picture quote by Muhammad Ali about motivational

Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ⏤ Muhammad Ali

Picture quote by Sayings about life

Life is like a roller coaster. It has it's ups and downs. But it's your choice to scream or enjoy the ride. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Mark Twain about laughter

Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least. ⏤ Mark Twain

Picture quote by David Rast about joy

It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful. ⏤ David Rast

Picture quote by Victor Hugo about life

We enjoy life's garden. Life is the flower for which love is the honey. ⏤ Victor Hugo

Picture quote by Khalil Gibran about joy

He who has not looked on sorrow will never see joy. ⏤ Khalil Gibran

Picture quote by Richard Branson about success

If you follow your dreams and spend your life doing what brings you joy, you are more likely to find success. ⏤ Richard Branson

Picture quote by C. S. Lewis about joy

Joy is the serious business of heaven. ⏤ C. S. Lewis

Picture quote about religious

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.

Picture quote by Rita Schiano about addiction

Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys. ⏤ Rita Schiano

Picture quote by Rumi about joy

When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth. ⏤ Rumi

Picture quote about things

If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it.

Picture quote by Unknown about friends

A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view. ⏤ Unknown

Picture quote by Marianne Williamson about joy

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. ⏤ Marianne Williamson

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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss, author

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

Mark Twain, author

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognise how good things really are.

Marianne Williamson, author

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.

Carlos Santana, musician

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

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

Richard Bach, writer

The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Comparison is the thief of joy.

Theodore Roosevelt, president

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

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

Joy runs deeper than despair

Corrie Ten Boom, author

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

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

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


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.

William Congreve, poet

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

Fran Drescher, actress

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

Jim Rohn, businessman

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

Christopher Meloni, actor

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

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

Helen Keller, author

I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

C. S. Lewis, writer

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Charles Dickens, writer

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson, poet

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

I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.

Dr. Seuss, author

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner, composer

The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.

Julia Child, chef

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


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

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Joy, has no cost.

Marianne Williamson, author

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.


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

Thomas Merton, author

One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.

Elbert Hubbard, writer

The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated.

David Douglas, environmentalist

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

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

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.

Christian Nevell Bovee,

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

One joy scatters a hundred grieves.

Chinese Proverbs,

And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female.

Little Richard, musician

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

A lot of people put all that stuff on a pedestal, and they won't touch it. But I don't think that's the reason they did that. I think they played that stuff out of pure joy.

Brian Setzer, musician

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

Bob Barker, actor

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

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

Greg Anderson, athlete

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, monk

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.

Rene Descartes, mathematician

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


Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.

Swami Sivananda, philosopher

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -- that has been my religion.

John Burroughs, author

The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.

Charles Reade, novelist

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

Seamus Heaney, poet

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

Joys divided are increased.

Josiah Gilbert Holland,

The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.

James Broughton, director

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

John Keats, poet

The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win.

Jack Youngblood, athlete

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

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

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.

George Duke, musician

I'll keep working as long as I live because singing has taken on the feeling of joy that I had when I started, when my only responsibility was to sing well.

Rosemary Clooney, musician

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

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

What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?

Logan Pearsall Smith, critic

Rekindle the joy yachtsman that lies deep inside of you; share magic crystals and watch it grow!

Isabel Yosito, artist

You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.

Elizabeth Edwards, lawyer

Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.

Bodhidharma, leader

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,

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.

Chuang Tzu,

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.

John Calvin, theologian

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

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

Honore de Balzac, novelist

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Khalil Gibran, poet

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

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

From my point of view, there is a lot of joy in stage work.

George Peppard, actor

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

He who does not believe has no soul. He is empty. He has no ideals. He has nothing to live for. He has no sunshine, no light, no joy in life. He is a poor, poor man.

Robert Ley, soldier

Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself.

Cyril Tourneur, dramatist

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

Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.

Ed Asner, actor

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

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

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

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

Mark Twain, author

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

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

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

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

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,

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves It's pretty, but is it Art?

Rudyard Kipling, writer

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

Tobias Wolff, writer

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.

Bodhidharma, leader

The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory.

Evita Peron, film actress

I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people.

Eddie Albert, actor

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

Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened.

Spider Robinson, writer

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