Joy Quotes

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.

Mother Teresa Of Calcutta

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

Franklin D Roosevelt

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.

Soren Kierkegaard

No place is more delightful than one\'s own fireside.

Marcus T Cicero

Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as blessing every day that Fate allows you.


Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.

Marquis De Condorcet

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Joy exists only in self-acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life.

Anon xxxx

Joy is not in things; it is in us.

Richard Wagner

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.

Lord Chesterfield

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.

De Witt Clinton

Scatter Joy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Honor de Balzac

He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy.

William Hazlett

One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like 'excuse me,' and other such simple courtesies... Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideration, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in the enjoyment of life.

Ed Hays

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.

Mark Akenside

The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.

Bryant McGill

It will be a great day for America, incidentally, when we begin to eat bread again, instead of the blasphemous and tasteless foam rubber that we have substituted for it. And I am not being frivolous here, either. Something very sinister happens to the people of a country when they begin to distrust their own reactions as deeply as they do here, and become as joyless as they have become.

James Baldwin

As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.

Orson Scott Card

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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