Joy quotes

  • The Holy Spirit is just as truly in us when He makes no sign as when the fountains of joy are overflowing, or the waters of peace are softly refreshing our weary and troubled heart.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #Water #Joy

  • Winning has a joy and discrete purity to it that cannot be replaced by anything else.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Winning #Joy #Purity

  • The joy of all mysteries is the certainty which comes from their contemplation, that there are many doors yet for the soul to open on her upward and inward way.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Doors #Joy #Soul

  • The mortal sickness of a mind too unhappy to be kind.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Happiness #Joy #Mind

  • When we look at a child, we see that sense of fullness, of intrinsic aliveness, of joy in being, is not the result of something else. There is value in just being oneself, it is not because of something one does or doesn't do. It is there in the beginning, when we are children, but slowly it gets lost.
    -- A. H. Almaas

    #Children #Self Esteem #Joy

  • I know that knowledge and intelligence are not the same thing - but they do live in the same neighborhood. I know once again, firsthand, the joy of learning.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Education #Joy #Neighborhood

  • Joy and growth come from following our deepest impulses, however foolish they may seem to some, or dangerous, and even though the apparent outcome may be defeat.
    -- A. J. Muste

    #Joy #Growth #May

  • It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue - but I would argue it nevertheless - that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music - both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing - is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Sadness #People #Joy

  • Joys, which we do not know, we do not wish.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Joy #Wish

  • Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Joy #Deception #Vices

  • My friends and I were wild and we liked to joy-ride.
    -- Aaron Neville


  • I am in awe of the things you've been put through and the fact you can still light up a room when you walk in. When I look at you I see life. I see joy. I see my future.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Light #Joy #Rooms

  • When I saw the plane, I was absolutely astonished! Two emotions crashed over me: surging joy and crazy fear.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Crazy #Two #Joy

  • Well why not a technology of joy, of happiness?
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Technology #Joy #Why Not

  • Offspring were a joy or a shame, but still the crown of their elders, nature's unpredictable creatures.
    -- Achy Obejas

    #Pride #Joy #Crowns

  • There is, of course, no joy so great as the cessation of pain; in fact all joy, active or passive, is the cessation of some pain, since it must be the satisfaction of a longing, even perhaps an unconscious longing.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Pain #Joy #Satisfaction

  • If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they'd be off TV. They're not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we'd know who she was?
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Thinking #Joy #What If

  • The only lifestyle I'm promoting is the lifestyle of love and friendship. The lifestyle of music, and joy, and fashion. So whoever wants to come and get part of that lifestyle, we accept anybody.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Fashion #Joy #Love And Friendship

  • 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.
    -- Adela Rogers St. Johns

    #Happiness #Light #Joy

  • Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
    -- Adela Rogers St. Johns

    #Light #Joy #And Love

  • Half my life is full of sorrow, Half of joy, still fresh and new; One of these lives is a fancy, But the other one is true.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Life #Joy #Sorrow

  • Christianity is the worst of the regressions that mankind can ever have undergone, and it's the Jew who, thanks to this diabolic invention, has thrown him back fifteen centuries. The only thing that would be still worse would be victory for the Jew through Bolshevism. If Bolshevism triumphed, mankind would lose the gift of laughter and joy. It would become merely a shapeless mass, doomed to grayness and despair.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Laughter #Joy #Victory

  • Thanks be to God, not--only for 'rivers of endless joys above, but for 'rills of comfort here below.'
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Rivers #Joy #Comfort

  • I have been a joy to live with all spring: Upbeat, warm and tender, uncomplicated, and loving. I am no trouble at all. You could press me into dough and make sugar cookies out of me, I've been so sweet.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Sweet #Spring #Joy

  • No medicine is more valuable , none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share happiness in time of joy.
    -- Aelred of Rievaulx

    #Real #Medicine #Joy

  • To care passionately for another human creature brings always more sorrow than joy; but at the same time, Elinor, one would not be without experience. Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived..
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Joy #Sorrow #Care

  • The adventurous state of mind is a high house... The joy of adventure is unaccountable. This is the attractiveness of artwork. It is adventurous, strenuous and joyful.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Adventure #House #Joy

  • Next to the joy of the egotist is the joy of the detractor.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Joy #Criticism #Next

  • The gayety of life, like the beauty and the moral worth of life, is a saving grace, which to ignore is folly, and to destroy is crime. There is no more than we need; there is barely enough to go round.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Happiness #Joy #Grace

  • Subjection of any kind and in any place is beneath the dignity of man ... the highest joy is to fight by the side of those who for any reason of their own making or ours, are unable to develop to full human stature.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Fighting #Men #Joy

  • Spiritually, life is a festival, a celebration. Joy is of the essence of life;
    -- Agnivesh

    #God #Essence #Joy

  • a joy that hurts with sadness a sadness that is pleasurable a pleasure full of terror a terror that excites an excitement that calms a calmness that frightens.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Hurt #Sadness #Joy

  • The family is where most of our joy comes from.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #Family #Joy

  • There is more healing joy in five minutes of true worship than in five nights of revelry.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Healing #Night #Joy

  • The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance
    -- Akhenaton

    #Distance #Joy #Mind

  • Joy is what we all seek. It is an energy more powerful than food. But without love we can not feel true joy.
    -- Akiane Kramarik

    #Happiness #Powerful #Joy

  • Over all, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own hand. ... The possibility of creation from paper is infinite.
    -- Akira Yoshizawa

    #Hands #Joy #Paper

  • My origami creations, in accordance with the laws of nature, require the use of geometry, science, and physics. They also encompass religion, philosophy, and biochemistry. Overall, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own handthe possibility of creation from paper is infinite.
    -- Akira Yoshizawa

    #Philosophy #Law #Joy

  • Geometry alone is not enough to portray human desires, expressions, aspirations, joys. We need more.
    -- Akira Yoshizawa

    #Expression #Joy #Desire

  • Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Morning #Joy #Lessons

  • Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want, so when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Sacrifice #Joy #Doe

  • Work may be your dominant thought, and joy an afterthought. But joy is your true purpose, and work the afterthought.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Joy #Purpose #May

  • Joy is the wild card of life; it supersedes every other formula for success. If you can find a way to create joy, you can rise beyond all external factors. If you can play at whatever you are doing, you are the master of your life.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Play #Joy #Doing You

  • You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Happiness #Judging #Joy

  • Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Joy #Getting What You Want #Way

  • Beer is a gift from the goddesses, a soothing balm given our species to bring joy and comfort in compensation for the curse of self-awareness, the awful realization of our mortality
    -- Alan D. Eames

    #Beer #Self #Joy

  • Spontaneity is one of the joys of existence, especially if you prepare for it in advance.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Joy #Spontaneity #Existence

  • Family life is the normal context in which we can learn that a life filled with thinking about others instead of ourselves is the sure road to the most fulfilling joys and satisfactions.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Thinking #Joy #Satisfaction

  • I'm only... I'm only unhappy when the reviews are bad, but give me a good review and I'm a... I'm just screaming all over the place with joy.
    -- Alan King

    #Giving #Joy #Unhappy

  • The immense step from the Babe at Bethlehem to the living, reigning triumphant Lord Jesus, returning to earth for His own people - that is the glorious truth proclaimed throughout Scripture. As the bells ring out the joys of Christmas, may we also be alert for the final trumpet that will announce His return, when we shall always be with Him.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Jesus #People #Joy

  • God will never plant the seed of his life upon the soil of a hard, unbroken spirit. He will only plant that seed where the conviction of his spirit has brought brokenness, where the soil has been watered with the tears of repentance as well as the tears of joy.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Joy #Tears #Soil

  • At Earth's great market where Joy is trafficked in, Buy while thy purse yet swells with golden Youth.
    -- Alan Seeger

    #Joy #Earth #Golden

  • Think about a piece of music - some great symphony - we don't expect it to get better as it develops, or that its whole purpose is to reach the final crescendo. The joy is found in listening to the music in each moment.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Thinking #Symphony #Joy

  • I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy.
    -- Alban Berg

    #Spiritual #Mad #Joy

  • I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Happiness #Lying #Joy

  • Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Joy #Liberty

  • I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn't mine anymore, but one in which I'd found the simplest and most lasting joys.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Memories #Joy #Found

  • For me, physical love has always been bound to an irresistible feeling of innocence and joy. Thus, I cannot love in tears but in exaltation.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Joy #Feelings #Happiness And Love

  • All that remains is a fate whose outcome alone is fatal. Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty. A world remains of which man is the sole master. What bound him was the illusion of another world.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Fate #Men #Joy

  • I was comfortable in all, I admit, but at the same time, nothing satisfied me. Each joy made me seek another.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Joy #Made #Discontent

  • The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Goal #Joy #Comfort

  • Understanding of our fellow human beings...becomes fruitful only when it is sustained by sympathetic feelings in joy and sorrow.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Joy #Understanding #Feelings

  • I live my daydreams in music I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of music.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Joy #Daydreaming #Term

  • I get the most joy in life out of music.
    -- Albert Einstein


  • Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them-these are the best guides for man.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Men #Joy #Suffering

  • LSD wanted to tell me something.... It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation.
    -- Albert Hofmann

    #Eye #Joy #Miracle

  • The interior joy we feel when we have done a good deed is the nourishment the soul requires.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Joy #Soul #Done

  • There is within each of us a modulation, an inner exaltation, which lifts us above the buffetings with which events assail us. Likewise, it lifts us above dependence upon the gifts of events for our joy.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Joy #Exaltation #Events

  • If you truly desire happiness, seek and learn how to serve.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Joy #Desire

  • He that would be a painter must have a natural turn thereto. Love and delight therein are better of the Art of Painting than compulsion.
    -- Albrecht Durer

    #Art #Joy #Would Be

  • Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can't.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Happiness #Joy #Wheels

  • Thought is barred in this City of Dreadful Joy and conversation is unknown.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Cities #Joy #Los Angeles

  • Happiness is like coke — something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Positive #Happiness #Joy

  • The key of joy is disobedience.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Keys #Joy #Disobedience

  • When a friend, then, indulges in the joy unburdening a secret on to another friend's bosom, he makes the latter, in his turn, feel the urge to taste the same joy himself.
    -- Alessandro Manzoni

    #Joy #Secret #Taste

  • I have lived a life full of love and pain, of Joy and Sorrow, and I live on still. i have many, many years ahead of me, each day with the potential to be filled to the brim with trials to face and challenges to overcome.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Pain #Years #Joy

  • About my method of work: first it’s the state of mind—Elation (joy).
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Joy #Mind #Elation

  • When everything goes right a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprise!
    -- Alexander Calder

    #Joy #Pieces #Surprise

  • The feeling of love is a rich feeling, but the expression of love in word or deed is a joy.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Love Is #Expression #Joy

  • Be content with who you are and where you are, and do whatever you can do to bring to others such contentment, and joy, and understanding that you have managed to find yourself.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Joy #Understanding #Finding Yourself

  • Well, Id say all of us are a combination of moods and emotions. In my day to day life I dont go around skipping, but at times one can feel sheer exhilarating joy at the world.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Joy #World #Emotion

  • You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pain #Giving #Joy

  • Who ne'er knew joy but friendship might divide,Or gave his father grief but when he died.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Father #Grief #Joy

  • Let Joy or Ease, let Affluence or Content, And the gay Conscience of a life well spent, Calm ev'ry thought, inspirit ev'ry grace, Glow in thy heart, and smile upon thy face.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Heart #Gay #Joy

  • O let us still the secret joy partake, To follow virtue even for virtue's sake.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Joy #Secret #Sake

  • takes a strange effect at times, it seems to oppress us almost the same as sorrow.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Joy #Sorrow #Strange

  • We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #First Love #Joy #Firsts

  • In joy or sorrow, health or sickness, prosperity or the reverse, the effort must still continue. One must rise after every fall and gradually acquire courage, faith, the will to succeed and the capacity to love.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Fall #Joy #Effort

  • 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 Armand Montapert

    #Eye #Joy #Watches

  • It is one of the great joys of home ownership to fire a pistol in one's own bedroom
    -- Alfred Jarry

    #Home #Fire #Joy

  • We're born to be happy, all of us.
    -- Alfred Sutro

    #Happiness #Laughter #Joy

  • We are not sure of sorrow, And joy was never sure; Today will die tomorrow; Time stoops to no man's lure.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Men #Joy #Sorrow

  • Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind... but as a path for realisation and salvation.
    -- Ali Akbar Khan

    #Real #Joy #Mind

  • Our sages developed music from time immemorial to take shelter in one's true self. Real music is not for wealth, not for honors, or not even for the joys of the mind - it is a path for realization and salvation.
    -- Ali Akbar Khan

    #Real #Self #Joy

  • Short stories consume you faster. They're connected to brevity. With the short story, you are up against mortality. I know how tough they are as a form, but they're also a total joy.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Joy #Stories #Tough

  • Joy is at its keenest when contrasted with sorrow, courage at its height when it follows fear, faith at its noblest when it grows from doubt.
    -- Alice Hegan Rice

    #Joy #Doubt #Sorrow

  • Every day is a miracle. No matter how bad my circumstances, I have the freedom to choose my attitude to life, even to find joy. Evil is not new. It is up to us how we deal with both good and bad. No one can take this power away from us.
    -- Alice Herz-Sommer

    #Attitude #Evil #Joy

  • Freedom has its dangers as well as its joys. And the sooner we learn to get up after a fall, the better off we'll be.
    -- Alice Steinbach

    #Fall #Joy #Danger

  • I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It's hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and wake up by 5am. I don't rest until I achieve something.
    -- Aliko Dangote

    #Believe #Hard Work #Joy

  • Joy bubbles on a fountain of doubt.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Joy #Doubt #Fountain