quote by Neal A. Maxwell

How can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, 'Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which made Thee what Thou art! Then, let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share Thy joy!'

— Neal A. Maxwell

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May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought... For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side. When memory paints in colors true, the happy hours that belonged to you.

Joy and grief quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
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Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Joy and grief quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft a-gley, And leave us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy.

There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient.


The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one's inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience. And if my descendants wish to be as I am, they must study patience.

Joy and grief quote Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

When the shadow of death blots out my joy And erases the face of the sun Give me strength to endure, hope to believe That living and dying are one.

Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls his watery labyrinth, which whoso drinks forgets both joy and grief.

This is your body, your greatest gift, pregnant with wisdom you do not hear, grief you thought was forgotten, and joy you have never known.

Joy and grief quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

A compassionate willingess is required - as is the courage to live before the fact, before the understanding, before any rational support or certainty, to live the moment to its natural peak and conclusion, and to accept with dignity whatever joy, grief, misfortune, or unexpectedness occurs.


Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Speak not, move not, but listen, the sky is full of gold.

No ripple on the river, no stir in field or fold, All gleams but naught doth glisten, but the far-off unseen sea. Forget days past, heart broken, put all memory by! No grief on the green hillside, no pity in the sky, Joy that may not be spoken fills mead and flower and tree.

Joy and grief quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
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.

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can;

and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Everything in his life had come down to the sensation of her fingers against his. The person he was, the history he carried within himself, every joy and grief he had ever experienced, slipped way like an irrelevant garment. He was nothing but skin, speaking to another skin, and between the skins there was no need to find any words.

Suddenly the full long wail of a ship's horn surged through the open window and flooded the dim room—a cry of boundless, dark, demanding grief; pitch-black and glabrous as a whale's back and burdened with all the passions of the tides, the memory of voyages beyond counting, the joys, the humiliations: the sea was screaming.

Joy and grief quote Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it eve
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.

Joy and grief quote Never give anyone the power to take away your joy.
Never give anyone the power to take away your joy.

Each moment is a miracle encompassing everything: the joy and sorrow, the failure and success, the disappointment and happiness, the celebration and grief.

There is a day of sunny rest For every dark and troubled night;

And grief may hide an evening guest, But joy shall come with early light.


From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations

Joy and grief quote Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.

Patience means restraining yourself. There are seven emotions, Joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate. If a man doesn't give way to these, he's patient. I'm not as strong as I might be but I'm patient.

Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul.

LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting; cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless.

Joy and grief quote Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things r
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.

Burnout is grist to the mill. I write every day, for most of the day, so it's just about turning into metaphor whatever's going on in my life, in the world, and in my head. Every nightmare, every moment of grief or joy or failure, is a moment I can convert into cash via words.


I do not want to arrive at the end of life and then be asked what I made of it and have to answer: 'I acted.' I want to be able to say: 'I loved and I was mystified. It was a joy sometimes, and I knew grief. And I would like to do it all again.'

Music isn't just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction.

It's a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it's joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven. A comfort in grief. Is it too much to think that perhaps God speaks to us sometimes through music? How, then, could I be so ungrateful as to refuse the message?

Joy and grief quote He who has not looked on sorrow will never see joy.
He who has not looked on sorrow will never see joy.

Loss leaves us empty - but learn not to close your heart and mind in grief.

Allow life to replenish you. When sorrow comes it seems impossible - but new joys wait to fill the void.

Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat...giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.

Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?

Joy and grief quote When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.
When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near truth.

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

We must work on our souls, enlarging and expanding them.

We do so by experiencing all of life-the beauty and the joy as well as the grief and pain. Soul work requires paying attention to life, to the laughter and the sorrow, the enlightening and the frightening, the inspiring and the silly.

Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy.

Who has the skill to make a narrow, obstinate human being aware of others' far-off grief and joy, to make him understand dimensions and delusions he himself has never lived through? Propaganda, coercion, and scientific proofs are powerless. But happily, in our world there is a way. It is art, and it is literature.

The way to live in the present is to remember that "This too shall pass.

" When you experience joy, remembering that "This too shall pass" helps you savor the here and now. When you experience pain and sorrow, remembering that "This too shall pass" reminds you that grief, like joy, is only temporary.