Joy Quotes

Best selected joy quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about joy will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Pierre Coneille
Joy is free, unrestrained passion. Eileen Stukane
May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam. Anonymous
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity. Rollo May
Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside. Dr. Melba Colgrove
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 A. Montapert
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. Sir James M. Barrie
The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one's powers. And to use them to their height is our joy of duty. Anonymous
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. Henry Ward Beecher
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! [Philippians 4:4] Bible
Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason. Platen
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. Christian Nevell Bovee
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. William Congreve
The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. Chuang Tzu
One joy scatters a hundred grieves. Chinese Proverb
Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs. Jean Paul
The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple. Joshua Loth Liebman
Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable. Jessie B. Fremont
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself. Cyril Tourneur
I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. C. S. Lewis
Joys divided are increased. Josiah Gilbert Holland
We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness. R. W. Dale
Joy, has no cost. Marianne Williamson
For one mother, joy is the quiet pleasure found in gently rubbing shampoo into her young child's hair. For another woman it's taking a long walk alone, while for yet another it's reviling in a much -- anticipated vacation. Eileen Stukane
Joy is not in things, it is in us. Richard Wagner
What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away? Logan Pearsall Smith
The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Mother Teresa
The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy. Samuel M. Shoemaker
The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be. John Robbins
Joy runs deeper than despair. Corrie Ten Boom
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things. Confucius
For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good. John Dryden
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked. Anais Nin
Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters. Robert Browning
All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it. Eugene Field
When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying? Tony Campolo
The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be. Charles Reade
'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory. Emily Dickinson
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 French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living. Renee Repound
One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad. Elbert Hubbard
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. Jim Rohn
I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth. [John 4] Bible
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Martin Luther King Jr.

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