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"One joy dispels a hundred cares." ~ Confucius


This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Joy is the echo of God’s life in us. ~ Dom Columba Marmion

On with the dance, let joy be unconfined is my motto, whether there’s any dance to dance or any joy to unconfine. ~ Mark Twain

You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go.~ Nikos Kazantzakis

Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely.~ George Witkin

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

As beauteous is the world, and many a joy Floats through its wide dominion. But, alas, When we would seize the winged good, it flies. ~ Johann von Goethe

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with a man's outward circumstances… A man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy. ~ William Barclay

You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail. ~ Buffy St. Marie

Joy:show joy & enjoy: then others will be joyful. ~ Sylvia Plath

Joy is not in things; it is in us. ~ Richard Wagner

He who kisses the joy as it flies. Lives in Eternity’s sunrise. ~ William Blake

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. ~ Carl Sandburg

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. ~ Madeleine L'Engle

Joy has come to live with me. How can I be sad? I do so love Thy presence, which is joy within me. ~ Ernest Holmes

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