quote by Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved, as to love.

— Francis of Assisi

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Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.


Joy and sadness quote Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide
Don't promise when you're happy. Don't reply when you're angry and don't decide when you're sad.

Food is one of life's greatest joys yet we've reached this really sad point where we're turning food into the enemy, and something to be afraid of

Joy and sadness quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
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Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.

If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it;

to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.

I too have known joy and sadness, and, on the whole, I prefer joy.


Joy and sadness quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
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How sad to see a father with money and no joy.

The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.

There is no true joy and compassion except through the difficult emotions - all we get without the experience of fear, anger, and sadness are cheap imitations of joy and compassion - pleasantness and sentimentality.

Man's Reason is in such deep insolvency to sense,that tho' she guide his highest flight heav'nward, and teach himdignity morals manners and human comfort,she can delicatly and dangerously bedizenthe rioting joys that fringe the sad pathways of Hell.

Joy and sadness 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.

Crying purifies and cleanses. I once read about a scientific experiment which demonstrated that there are 38 toxic chemicals in a tear of sadness, while only one toxin exists in a tear of joy. As you cry in sadness, fear, or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins which cloud the mind and prevent it from accepting the truth.

There is no joy for the one who does not bear sadness, there is no sweetness for the one who does not have patience, there is no delight for the one who does not suffer, and there is no relaxation for the one who does not endure fatigue.


This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.

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

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.

If your beliefs are stressful and you question them, you come to see that they aren't true - whereas prior to questioning, you absolutely believe them. How can you live in joy when you're believing thoughts that bring on sadness, frustration, anger, alienation, and loneliness?

Writing isn't just a job that stops at six thirty.

.. It's a mad, sexy, sad, scary, ruthless, joyful, and utterly, utterly personal thing. There's not the writer and then me; there's just me. All of my life connects to the writing. All of it.

Joy and sadness 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.

Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.


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

Hearts united in pain and sorrow will not be separated by joy and happiness.

Bonds that are woven in sadness are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure. Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful.

Joy and sadness 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.

joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

Can't you tell when you're with someone who's listening? She hears you, really hears you. He hears the sadness in your tone or catches your joy. Be a listener, to music, to life, to others, to God. Life is noisy, but there is music in every heartbeat. God is waiting to bring joy and peace to the confusion of our days.

The thought of a happiness that comes from outside the person, brings him sadness. But the recognition in the value of one's will and the freedom granted by its uplifting, brings great joy.


Joy and sadness quote Life is ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate
Life is ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
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There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have a feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.

It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement,in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.

Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life;

it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.

Joy and sadness 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.

Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness.

Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.


The Family is the Country of the heart.

There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness which it is given to man to taste upon earth are, thanks to this angel, the joys of the Family.

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

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart for the joys of the multitude.

And I would not have the tears that sadness makes to flow from my every part turn into laughter. I would that my life remain a tear and a smile.

Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.

And maybe that was how it was supposed to be.

..Joy and sadness were part of the package; the trick, perhaps,was to let yourself feel all of it, but to hold on to the joy just a little more tightly.

Joy and sadness quote If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad
If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life.

Sorrow is better than laughter; for, by the sadness of the countenance, the heart is made better.


Sadness comes, joy comes, and everything passes by.

What remains always is the witness. The witness is beyond all polarities.

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.

People are part of my music. A lot of my songs are the result of emotional experiences, sadness, pain, joy, and exultation in nature and sunshine and so on...like 'California Girls' which was a hymn to youth.

And I leave you now, not with sadness but with satisfaction and joy that we came together and walked, arm in arm, through this brief moment of eternity. Who could ask for more?