Saturday, 12 January 2013


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

Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness. - Zoroaster

Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones. - Unknown

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

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must find somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy. - Kahlil Gibran

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters. - Oprah Winfrey

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers. - Ed Sullivan

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed. - Madonna

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. - Rene Descartes

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

It is the sum of the million little unconscious dispositions that go to make life joyful or painful. - Henry Ward Beecher

Joy and bliss can come from the little and most unexpected thing if only we program our mind to enjoy these little things. - RVM

Joy and sorrow are inseparable. Together they come and when one sits alone with you, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. - Kahlil Gibran

Joy can never be captured, it can only be allowed to flow through us. - Lisa Prosen

Joy comes and fills the self-emptied heart; it abides with the peaceful; its reign is with the pure. - James Allen

Joy comes from using your potential. - Will Schultz

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. - Jean Paul Richter

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. - Henri Nouwen

Joy flees from the selfish, it deserts the quarrelsome; it is hidden from the impure. - James Allen

Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person deep down has a pretty good grasp of life. - Unknown

Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. - Greg Anderson

Joy is found in simple things. - Todd Stocker

Joy is good for the heart and soul, celebrate life – let your joy flow. Joy is not just a brave smile or laugh. It’s something deep within, it’s contentment, confidence and hope; knowing you will win. - Unknown

Joy is not a commodity to be hoarded and protected. It is like a muscle. It must be used daily to keep strong and vigorous. - Laura Moncur

Joy is not in things! It is in us! - Benjamin Frankli

Joy is the best makeup. - Anne Lamott

Joy is the best wine. - George Eliot

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside. - Melba Colgrove

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. - Helen Keller

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. - Karl Bath

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. - Marianne Williamson

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself. - Mahatma Gandhi

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us. - Orison Swett Marden

My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. - Chinese Proverb

Optimists find joy in small things. They enjoy sunsets, a good conversation with a close friend; and they enjoy life in general. They are more concerned with having many small joys rather than having one huge joy. - Robert M. Sherfield

People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don't want to suffer, they won't be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by. - Geneen Roth

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. - Eckhart Tolle

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. - Wilfred Grenfell

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings. - Euripides

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable. - John Cheever

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. - Kahlil Gibran

The greatest joys are those that are shared. - Leon Fleisher

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have anew and different sun. - Christopher McCandless

The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions. - Billy Joel

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. - Michel de Montaigne

The purpose of one’s life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another. - Sarada Devi

The secret to knowing joy is being easily pleased. - Mark Nepo

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain. - Anais Nin

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

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. - Henri Bergson

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the 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

Town folk know pleasures, country people joys. - Minna Antrim

Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools. - Unknown

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind ispure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. - The Buddha

We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. - RJ Baughan

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. - Marianne Williamson

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you. - Shannon L. Alder

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness – all the good things. - Maya Angelou

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. - Kahlil Gibran

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet. - Stanislaw Lec

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow – I have still joy in the midst of these things. - Confucius

You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail. - Buffy Sainte-Marie

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