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Joy Sayings And Quotations

Claudia Miclaus Nov 3, 2018
Euripides had once said, "Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings." Learn more of such quotes here.
Joy refers to a feeling of immense happiness caused by something good. The occurrence of that thing, which induces this delightful emotion, could be different for different people. Let us see what some of the influential people have to say about it.
"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word: excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
― Pearl S. Buck
"Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy."
― Edward Chapin

"Sometimes, your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes, your smile can be the source of your joy."
― Thich Nhat Hanh
"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. 'Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night's lodging...
....'Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy."
― Oscar Wilde
"During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight."
― Fritjof Capra
"The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don't have to gain, develop, or attain them....
....We're like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are, as soon as we quit pretending we're small or unholy."
― Anonymous
"The only joy in the world is to begin."
― Cesare Pavese

"Joy is the best makeup."
― Anne Lamott

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
― John Keats

"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise."
― William Blake
"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world."
― Helen Keller

"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy."
― Jim Rohn
"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

"In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter."
― Chinese Proverb
"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
"You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake. You must be able to extract nutriment out of a sand-heap. You must have so good an appetite as this, else you will live in vain."
― Henry David Thoreau
"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."
― Pierre Coneille

"One joy scatters a hundred grieves."
― Chinese Proverb
"I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure."
― John D. Rockefeller
"I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely, the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!"
― Louise Bogan
"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?"
― Kahlil Gibran
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
― Mark Twain
It is necessary for you to know what delights you. Moreover, without being able to express this feeling, without anyone to share it with, it is nothing but meaningless.