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

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

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

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 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 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 not in things! It is in us! - Benjamin Franklin

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   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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