401 Quotes About Joy (The Ultimate List)

401 Quotes About Joy (Joy Quotes)

quotes about joy

  1. “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

  2. “If we aren’t capable of being hurt, we aren’t capable of feeling joy.’ – Madeleine L’Engle

  3. “Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in the spirit of joy.” – Mahondas Gandhi

  4. “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home. It’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” – Chuck Palahniuk

  5. “Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on the bight morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” – Erick Fromm

  6. “Find joy in the journey.”

  7. “Joy is the holy first hat keeps our purpose war and our intelligence aglow.” – Helen Keller

  8. “Joy is what happens to use when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson

  9. “A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.” – Mother Theresa

  10. “When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.” – Rumi

  11. “Joy is prayer, joy is strength, joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Theresa

  12. “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Theresa

  13. “When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

  14. “When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness. All the good things.” – Maya Angelou

  15. “Enjoy the little things and be joyful, for one day you may look back and realized they were actually the things that mattered.”

  16. There is such joy in embracing everything as it comes. Neither holding onto nor pushing away. The moment is here just as it is until it’s not here. And then something else will be free, or it won’t.” – Michael Jeffreys

  17. “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

  18. “I like joy, I want to be joyous. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all i want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.” – Doris Day

  19. “The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.” – Tony Robbins

  20. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you. a joy.” – Rumi

  21. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens

  22. “Love is the joy of good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.” – Plato

  23. “The only true measure of success is the amount of joy we are feeling.” – Abraham Hicks

  24. “The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.” – Proverb

  25. “Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” – Wilfred T. Grenfell

  26. “Good is not the opposite of evil, joy is the opposite of evil.” – Michael Venturea

  27. “The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.” – Russell M. Nelson

  28. “Live beyond ‘what if’, find joy in ‘what is’.”

  29. “Pleasure is always derived from something outside of you, whereas joy arises from within.” – Eckhart Tolle

  30. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  31. “Joy springs from a grateful heart.” – Pope Francis

  32. “Take a stand for yourself and refuse to let people steal your joy today.”

  33. “Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable, love unstoppable. Anything is possible.”

  34. “Thank you for bringing joy to my heart, beauty to my world and love to my life.”

  35. “Joy transcends all other emotions.” – Ann Voskamp

  36. “Joy is a decision, a really brave one about how you are going to respond to life.” – Weiss Stafford

  37. “Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.” – Sara Ban Breathnach

  38. “If we cannot find joy in the journey, there will be no delight in the destination.” – Will Craig

  39. “When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.” – Marianne Williamson

  40. “The joy in hospice volunteering comes from opening my heart to vulnerability and the burden of worry, sorrow or pain and transforming energy back into a nurturing, quiet and gentle presence.” – Julie Engstrom

  41. “Life is hard, choose joy anyway.”

  42. “It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

  43. “Practice joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” – Joseph Campbell

  44. “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

  45. “You are born to love, care and share without expectation to feel the pure joy of life.” – Debasish Mridha

  46. “Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm and joy are things that make life worth living and exploring.” – Denise Austin

  47. “Find ecstasy in life. The mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson

  48. “In life, we will always encounter difficult people. Don’t allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy.” – Victoria Osteen

  49. “The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  50. “The more the heart is sated with joy, the more it becomes instatiable.” – Gabrielle Roy

  51. “Joy is probably the most vulnerable emotion we experience in our lives.” – Brene Brown

  52. “A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. A joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration and faith.” – Brene Brown

  53. “Events bring you small joy, while existence brings you bliss.” – Sri Sri

  54. “True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.” – Zig Ziglar

  55. “From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy.” – Carolyn Marsden

  56. “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” – Carlos Santana

  57. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thcih Nhat Hanh

  58. “Joy is not in things, it is in us.” – Richard Wagner

  59. “A flower blossoms for it’s own joy.” – Oscar Wilde

  60. “Find out where joy resides and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” – Robert Louise Stevenson

  61. “You are free to think thoughts of worry and joy and whatever you choose will attract the same kind back to you. Worry attracts worry. Joy attracts joy.” – Rhonda Byrne

  62. “I think humanity has forgotten, this planet is for joy.” – Alice Walker

  63. “When it comes to the bigger decisions, we must have the wisdom to choose joy, no matter how fun the alternative.” – Augustine Wetta

  64. “Scatter joy!” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  65. “Joy is to fun what the deep sea is a to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that you can hardly be contained.” – Terry Pratchett

  66. “Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  67. “Joy cannot be pursued. It comes from within. It is a state of being. It does not depend on circumstances, but triumphs over circumstances. It produces a gentleness of spirit and a magnetic personality.” – Billy Graham

  68. “The greatest joy in all of living is the joy that comes from freely giving.”

  69. “Each day holds the possibilities for great discoveries and hidden joy.”

  70. “Take risks for joy. Sometimes just saying yes can set your whole life into motion.”

  71. “It’s all about reprogramming our minds to focus more on what brings us joy.” – Alaric Hutchinson

  72. “The joy of the mind is the measure of it’s strength.” – Ninon de L’Enclos

  73. “Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  74. “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” – C.S. Lewis

  75. “When you life with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen.” – Oprah Winfrey

  76. “The soul’s joy lies in doing.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

  77. “You will find joy in overcoming obstacles.” – Helen Keller

  78. “If you are joyful, do not worry about lukewarmness. Joy will shine in your yes and in your look, in your conversation and in your countenance. You will not be able to hid it because joy overflows.” – Mother Theresa

  79. “Find joy in the ordinary.”

  80. “Joy is not a season, it’s a way of living.” – Kalley Heligenthal

  81. “We have to choose joy and keep choosing it.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

  82. “Joy came always after pain.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

  83. “Choosing joy is being able to see God’s goodness even when life is hard and messy.”

  84. “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  85. “To say nothing more or less or other than what you really mean, that’s the whole art and joy of worlds.” – C.S. Lewis

  86. “For the joy and laughter, and for the challenging lessons, for the hope and love and for the difficult blessings, I am thankful.” – Mary Davis

  87. “It’s always such a joy that you wake up in the morning and there’s work to do.” – Jerome Lawrence

  88. “One must have sorrow to truly appreciate joy.” – Megan Hart

  89. “To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” – Pearl S. Buck

  90. “At every moment of our life, we have an opportunity to choose joy.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

  91. “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of joy of those who work with joy.” – Khalil Gibran

  92. “Tears of joy are like the summer rain, pierced by sunbeams.” – Hosea Ballou

  93. “Everyday, or at least twice a week, take a few minutes and focus on seeing yourself in joy. Feel yourself in joy. Imagine online joy ahead in your life and see yourself basking in it. As you do this, the universe will move all people, circumstances and events to bring joy, joy and more joy.” – Rose Byrne

  94. “Joy is the most magnetic force in the universe.”

  95. “Never ever underestimate the power of joy.”

  96. “Love yourself, see the good, be calm, find joy, give thanks.” – Mary Davis

  97. “Speak of your joy often.”

  98. “The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.” – Jaggi Vasudev

  99. “If I could give you any gift, I’d give you love and laughter. A peaceful heart. A special dream and joy forever after.”

  100. “Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.” – Sam Storms

  101. “Joy is part of our spirit bubbling up to interact with the world.”

  102. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  103. “Do good, live in the most positive and joyful way possible every day.” – Roy T. Bennett

  104. “Keep finding the joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy is not finding you.” – Lauren Graham

  105. “And I wish you joy and happiness, but above all this, I wish you love.” – Whitney Houston

  106. “What joy to fully know and feel the bond of true friendship.” – Jaye L. Knight

  107. “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

  108. “Joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

  109. “When you are looking for joy, you will always find it hiding in your gratitude.”

  110. “Joy is the echo of God’s life in us.”

  111. “Joy is always possible because there is always something to be thankful for.”

  112. “Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, joy to you and me!”

  113. “She found joy and wonder in every little thing. And joy and wonder always found her.” – Katrina Mayer

  114. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It’s loveliness increases, it will never pass into darkness.” – John Keats

  115. “Friendship will always find joy in unique relationships.” – Martin Murphy

  116. “There may be peace without joy and joy without peace. But the two combined make happiness.” – John Buchan

  117. “Focus on what you love, what brings you joy, what brings you happiness and all that to expand.” – Carol CC Miller

  118. “Joy is increased by spreading it to others.” – Robert Murray Mccheyne

  119. “Joy is the best makeup.” – Anne Lamott

  120. “The healthiest response to life is joy.”

  121. “Joy flows to the depth of meaning you give to the moment. Remember, every moment is a gift. Treat it with gratitude.” – Akiroq Brost

  122. “Intuitive responses are responses which originate from joy.” – Sylvia Clare

  123. “Kindness means sharing love and spreading joy.”

  124. “Happiness is a collection of joyful experiences shared with soul friends. Get together and have some fun.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

  125. “Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness, one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.” – Robert J. Furrey

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

  127. “There is fullness of JOY in my presence.” – Psalm 16:11

  128. “How else can you find joy in a joyless place except by realizing that you are not there?” – A Course in Miracles

  129. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. it shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh green leaves grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” – Rumi

  130. “Joy lifts up into the heavens, while grief pulls us down into the earth, and in this way, they both help us maintain our emotional balance.” – Jessica Moore

  131. “Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest. Don’t judge life by one difficult season.”

  132. “A joy that is shared is a joy made double.”

  133. “Think joy, talk joy, practice joy, share joy, saturate your mind with joy and you will have the time of your life today and everyday all your life.” – Norman Vincent Peale

  134. “May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter. Oh, and really fabulous coffee.”

  135. “Music, will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  136. “There is calmness to a life lived in gratitude. A quiet joy.”

  137. “Complaints drain joy.” – Toba Beta

  138. “Joy is a natural phenomenon, misery is your creation.” – Sadhguru

  139. “We must contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” – Roger Ebert

  140. “There are those who give with joy and that joy is their reward.” – Khalil Gibran

  141. “All joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still about to be.” – C.S. Lewis

  142. “Fear and joy are two significant words. All you have to do is to increase the component of one anjd reduce the other.” – Jitendra Attra

  143. “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 of 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. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for it’s own sake. Life is not brief candle to me, it is sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for a moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handling it on to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw

  144. “Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.” – Swindoll Charles R.

  145. “God didn’t design us to be sad. He created us to have joy.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  146. “Make joy your compass today.”

  147. “Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” – Albert Einstein

  148. “If you walk in joy, happiness is close behind.” – Todd Stocker

  149. “Doing good for others is not a duty, it’s a joy. It increases your own health and happiness. Happy morning.” – Vishal Paryani

  150. “The greater the sorrow, the greater our capacity to feel joy.”

  151. “Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of it’s sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” – Joseph Campbell

  152. “With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” – William Wordsworth

  153. “There is no hope of joy except in human relations.” – Antoine De Saint Exupery

  154. “When large numbers of people share their joy in common, the happiness of each is greater because each adds fuel to the other’s flame.” – Saint Augustine

  155. “There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.” – Joyce Grenfell

  156. “Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with ever division. That is life.” – R.A. Salvatore

  157. “When work is a pleasure, life is joy. When work is a duty, life is slavery.” – Maxim Gorky

  158. “Success is realizing the true joy and wonder of life, can only be yours if you follow your intuition, aiming to achieve your bliss.” – Steven Redhead

  159. “Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. Sometimes it is also a mantle that clothes a life of sacrifice and self-giving. A person who has the gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like sun in a community.” – Mother Theresa

  160. “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be filled with joy.”

  161. In the morning sunrise, the joy of a new day is upon me. What will I co-create today? What will be my choices? What will be my legacy? For what I choose, I create.” – The Alchemist

  162. “Like the rainbow after the rain, joy will reveal itself after sorrow.” – Rupi Kaur

  163. “I want you to fall deeply in love with life, to recognize all the wonder and magic and mystery the world has to offer. I want you to know joy and to make time and connect and play.” – John Sean Doyle

  164. “Life is not a race. Find joy in the journey.”

  165. “Things don’t provide us with joy, it is experiencing the thing that brings us joy.’ – Melissa Heisler

  166. “More than whimsy, joy is a weapon we use to fight life’s battles.”

  167. “Joy, NOUN. A feeling of great pleasure and happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying. Keen delight, elation.”

  168. “The joys of life come from our encounters with new experiences. There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

  169. “To have joy in your heart, one must know how to appreciate the small things in life.”

  170. “Peace, kindness, joy and laughter are good for the soul.” – Gift Gugu Mona

  171. “My heart dances with joy and sings with passion when it hears the music of love.” – Debasish Mridha

  172. “Perfect joy excludes even the very feeling of joy, for in the soul filled by the objects no corner is left for saying ‘I’. We cannot imagine such joys when they are absent, thus the incentive for seeing them is lacking.” – Simone Weil

  173. “Christmas is joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” – Pope Francis

  174. “Spread joy, chase your wildest dreams.” – Patch Adams

  175. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It’s loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.” – John Keats

  176. “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” – Kahlil Gibran

  177. “Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moments elp us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffering, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments, but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent makr. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.” – Paulo Coelho

  178. “There is no joy equal to that of being able to work for all humanity and doing what you’re doing well.” – r. Buckminister Fuller

  179. “Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” – Brene Brown

  180. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  181. “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others burdens, easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.” – W.C. Jones

  182. “Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence.” – Embrace it

  183. “Balance, peace and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” – Thomas Kinkade

  184. “True inner joy is self created. It does not depend on outer circumstances. A river is flowing in and the through you carrying the message of joy. This divine joy is the sole purpose of life.” – Sri Chinmoy

  185. “Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right, and the determined choice to praise God in all things.” – Kay Warren

  186. “If your mind is clear and at peace, then your path leads to joy and happiness. However, if your mind is cluttered and frantic, then your path leads to suffering and frustration.” – J.R. Incer

  187. “Joy is one’s fuel.” – Ayn Rand

  188. “Do not let the fear of failure overwhelm joys success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

  189. “May the joy that you give to others be the joy that comes back to you.”

  190. “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10

  191. “The greatest joy comes from giving and serving. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and fin comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving. This giving, loving, serving person is the real you.” – Wayne Dyer

  192. “Your suffering is the manure to your joy garden. Let it serve you.” – Dr. Shannon South

  193. “We came here to find joy by giving it away with love.” – Debasish Mridha

  194. “We could all do with a bit more joy in our lives couldn’t we? The wonderful thing is that when we start spreading joy, we begin to actually experience more joy in our lives too.” – Steve Goodier

  195. “When we find joy in our heart, everything around us becomes joyful too. – Debasish Mridha

  196. “A simple celebration, a gathering of friends, here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.” – Zahid Abas

  197. “The best way to be happy is to turn the negatives into positives. Don’t let anyone steal your joy and be thankful for what you have.”

  198. “Seek joy in what you give, not in what you get.”

  199. “Innovation comes from people who take joy in the work.” – W. Edwards Deming

  200. “Your mind will dance with joy and peace when you stop complaining and start forgiving.” – Debasish Mridha

  201. “The fruit of joy is right there in you, let it blossom.” – Paul Bamikole

  202. “It’s only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade.” – Mizu Sahara

  203. “Joy is portable, bring it with you.”

  204. “The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.”

  205. “You, O God, make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.” – Psalm 66:8b

  206. “Gratitude invokes soul. Soul imbues joy. Joy sustains.” – LeAura Alderson

  207. “Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  208. “You have made known to me the paths of life you will fill me with joy in your presence.” – Acts 2:28

  209. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

  210. “Shared joy is double joy, shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”

  211. “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”

  212. “Compassion has nothing to do with achievement at all. It is spacious and very generous. When a person develops real compassion, he is uncertain whether he is being generous to others to himself because compassion is environmental generosity, without direction, without “for me” and without “for them”. It is filled with joy, spontaneously existing joy, constant joy in the sense of trust, in the sense that joy contains tremendous wealth, richness.” – Chogyam Trungpa

  213. “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” – Psalm 94:19

  214. “As you breath in feel the joy of living, as you breathe out feel the joy of sharing.” – Debasish Mridha

  215. “Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment.” – Rahseed Ogunlaru

  216. “I trust all joy.” – Theodore Roethke

  217. “Be a fountain of love and joy so that everyone can see it, feel it and enjoy it.” – Debasish Mridha

  218. “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” – Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

  219. “A sense of humor is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person, down deep, has a pretty good grasp on life.” – Hugh Sidney

  220. “Understanding our fellow human beings becomes fruitful only when it is sustained by sympathetic feelings in joy and sorrow.” – Albert Einstein

  221. “You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11

  222. “There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” – Henry Ford

  223. “You will not find joy out of fear, therefore eliminate every component of fear in your life if joy is what you need.” – Gift Gugu Mona

  224. “Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  225. “People with joyful hearts are enthusiastic, inspired, creative, innovative, responsible, and excited. In short, they are the type of person you want working with you or for you.” – Amanda Gore

  226. “The death of joy is the real death.” – Marty Rubin

  227. “And maybe that was how it was supposed to be. Joy and sadness were part of the package. The trick perhaps, was to let yourself feel all of it, but to hold onto the joy just a little more tightly.” – Kristin Hannah

  228. “Know that joy is rarer, more difficult , and more beautiful than sadness. ONce you make this all important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.” -Andre Gide

  229. “You will find joy, love, and hope are the strongest, most elevating emotions in our universe. Discover for yourself how they can anchor the spirit, open your heart and bring to you, endless possibilities.” – Andrew Pacholyk

  230. “Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling it’s purpose.” – Chareles Du Bos

  231. “Where our work is, let our joy be.” – Terullian

  232. “I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. FOr unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10 & 11

  233. “Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words hearts can speak.” – Paul Young

  234. “How do you say ‘thank you’ for sunshine or health for clear days or gentle rains? For happiness, joy or love? You say it by sharing what you have. You say it by making the world a better place in which to live.” – Thomas D. Willhite

  235. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to live 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

  236. “A journal, is a book that shall contain a record of all you joy, your ecstasy, what you are grateful for.” – Henry David Thoureau

  237. “The good life doesn’t knock on the door, joy is a job.” – Lionel Shriver

  238. “Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

  239. “If tears of love, joy and bliss have not washed your cheeks, you are yet to taste life.”

  240. “The greatest poverty is to live a joyless life.” – Marty Rubin

  241. “Stress is only a joy stealer.” – Anna Voskamp

  242. “If we can just let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings, becomes more pleasurable to the experience itself.” – Godlie Hawn

  243. “Joy is an outward sign of inward faith in the promises of God.” – Tommy Newberry

  244. “I find joy in every day, not because life is always good, but because God is.”

  245. “Don’t allow people to steal your joy, when you lose your joy, you lose your strength.”

  246. “Suffering teaches joy.” – Sonia Rumzi

  247. “Cleanse yourself with laughter and with tears. Let tears take out all the agony that is hidden inside you and let laughter ignite your contagious joy. ‘

  248. “Choose joy, no matter how small.”

  249. “Joy is a choice, but it isn’t an easy choice.” – Johnathan Lockwood

  250. “No one knows what you are going through but you. People will judge you, talk about you, point fingers, blame you, etc. Do what is in your heart. Walk your own path. Be your own person. Their opinion of you is just their opinion. Ask yourself ‘Does it really matter what they think?’ Never let anyone steal your joy.”

  251. “Meditation is the music of the mind that lets every cell fall asleep with refreshing joy.” – Debasish Mridha

  252. “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and say that life was service. I aced and behold, service was joy.” – Tagore

  253. “Laughter is your soul dancing.”

  254. “Sometimes in life we become focused on the finish line that we fail to find joy in the journey.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  255. “Joy is the realist reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and I give thanks and I unwrap the gift given, joy.” – Ann Voskamp

  256. “You are the guest of joy, you cannot impose yourself.” – Jean Klein

  257. “IF you are seeking, seek us with joy. For we live in the kingdom of joy. Do not give your heart to anything else, but to the love of those who are clear joy. Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair. For there are hopes, they are real, they exist. Do not go int the direction of darkness, I tell you, suns exist.” – Rumi

  258. “Discovering the beauty and joy of faith is a path that ever new generation must take on it’s own, for all that we have that is most of our own and most intimate is staked on faith, our heart, our mind, our freedom in a deeply personal relationship with the Lord at work within us.” – Pope Benedict XVI

  259. “There is no better wealth than a healthy body and no better joy than the joy of the heart.”

  260. “Sometimes you have to let go of the pictures of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” – Rachel Marie Martin

  261. “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only what which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahlil Gibran

  262. “May your new bundle of joy bring happiness into your life and fill a void in your heart. Take pride in loving and raising your little miracle. I know you will be the best parent you can possibly be.”

  263. “It is the length of the journey that ripens the joy of the outcome.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

  264. “Nurture your mind with positive thoughts, kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” – Roy T. Bennett

  265. “The only joy in the world is to begin.” – Ceasre Pavese

  266. “When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.” – Ann Brashares

  267. “Remember that your natural state is joy.” – Wayne Dyer

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

  269. “If I can see pain in your eyes, then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile. ” –

  270. “I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.” – Zhuangzi

  271. “Joy is a marvelous increasing of what exists, a pure addition out of nothingness.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

  272. “Find joy in your life and bring joy to others.”

  273. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess

  274. “Without pain, how could we know joy? This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and it’s stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli doesn not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.” – John Green

  275. “I have drunken deep of joy, and I will taste no other wine tonight.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

  276. “Joy doesn’t ever leave, you know. It’s always with you. And no one day you’ll find it again.” – Louise Penny

  277. “To know intense joy without a strong bodily frame, one must have an enthusiastic soul.” – George Eliot

  278. “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” – Elisabeth Elliot

  279. “The root of joy is gratefulness. It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful. – Brother David Steindl-Rast

  280. “The joy of life comes form our encounters with new experiences and hence, there is not greater joy than to have a endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Jon Krakauer

  281. “Allow God to be your source of joy. When you do that, you will have joy in the midst of sorrow.” – Gift Gugu Mona

  282. “He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.” – Jack London

  283. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” – Nicholas Sparks

  284. “Joy not shared is joy wasted.” – Abhijit Naskar

  285. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want grater clarity in our purpose, or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” – Brene Brown

  286. “If we never experience the dark chill of winter, it is very unlikely that we will every cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.” – Anthon St. Maarten

  287. “Joy is a well made object, equalled only by the joy of making it.” – Bill Reid

  288. “To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.” – Pearl S. Buck

  289. “We cannot forget joy. No matter how deep our rage and pain.” – Nalini Singh

  290. “We cry from pain, from loss and from loneliness, but mostly we cry because we still have hope, and because we can still find joy even on the darkest and coldest of winter nights.” – Courtney M. Privett

  291. “Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.” – Leo Tolstoy

  292. “Joy in sorrow is the grace of the spirit.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  293. “I don’t find joy in cruelty, only love fills my heart with joy.” – Debasish Mridha

  294. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” – Walt Disney Company

  295. “Sometimes a moment of survival is about navigating between rage and joy.” – Malebo Sephodi

  296. “There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.” – Fredrick William Faber

  297. “Give me a moment, because I like to cry for joy. It’s so delicious, John dear, to cry for joy.” – Charles Dickens

  298. “Joy is strength.” – Mother Theresa

  299. “There are two types of seeds in the mind, those what create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.” – Amit Ray

  300. “Love the animals. God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsk

  301. “Neither grief nor pride had so much truth in them as did joy, the joy that trembled in the cold wind between sky and sea, bright and brief as fire.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

  302. “The glory of science is, that it is freeing the soul, breaking the mental manacles, getting the brain out of bondage, giving courage to thought, filling the world with mercy, justice and joy.” – Robert G. INgersoll

  303. “Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.” – Phil Kaye

  304. “There is joy in self-forgetfulness. So I try to make the light in others eyes my sun, the music in others, ears my symphony, the smile on others lips, my happiness.” – Hellen Keller

  305. “I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.” – Criss Jami

  306. “Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again.” – Barbara Kingsolver

  307. “An infinite question is often destroyed by finite answers. To define everything is to annihilate much that gives us laughter and joy.” – Madeleine L’Engle

  308. “There’s light and joy, but there’s also darkness all around and we can be lost in it.” – David Almond

  309. “It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.” – Krishnamurti

  310. “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

  311. “Because when you’re laughing, there is no other emotion in that moment except for joy.” – Brian Schimmel

  312. “May all your joys be pure joys, and all your pain champagne.” – Mrs. Graham

  313. “Don’t put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.” – Josh Billings

  314. “Beautiful places are not just a joy for the moment, while you’re there. They will become homes for you, spaces of solace and comfort, where you can close your eyes and go to. Nothing you experience will ever go away. It belongs to you new. Just feel. Don’t be afraid to feel.” – Charlotte Eriksson

  315.  “Perhaps in nearly every joy, as certainly in every pleasure, cruelty has its place.” – Oscar Wilde

  316. “We all struggle alone through ten thousand joys and then thousand sorrows of our lives.” – Eilzabeth Kim

  317. “Your pain is a school unto itself, and your joy a lovely temple.” – Aberjhani

  318. “Joy is thankfulness, and when we are joyful, that is the best expression of thanks we can offer the Lord, who delivers us from sorrow and sin.” – Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

  319. “We must never expected discretion in first love, it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you.” – Alexandre Dumas

  320. “The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.” – Michel de Montaigne

  321. “The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.” – Pearl Bailey

  322. “There is nothing dreary or doubtful about the life. It is meant to be continually joyful. We are called to a settled happiness in the Lord whose joy is our strength” – Amy Carmichael

  323. “The highest prize that we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spend for any other reason than the joy of being in the light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity.” – Marianne Williamson

  324. “When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.” – Stanislaw J. Lec

  325. “Live for nothing but the joy of being alive.” – Marty Rubin

  326. “Joy has a spring deep down inside. And the spring never runs dry, no matter what happens.” – Samuel Gordon

  327. “Where humanity sowed faith, hope and unity, joy’s garden blossomed.” – Aberjhani

  328. “Life is magical for those whose hearts are loving, minds are full with joy, and eyes that are dancing with beauty.” – Debasish Mridha

  329. “From the cradle to the grave, joy and pain is the fertilizer for wisdom.” – T.F. Hodge

  330. ‘Seek joyfulness when you can, for seeking joy leads to an auspicious atmosphere.” – Johnathan D. Spence

  331. “Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” – J.R. Miller

  332. “Joy’s impregnate, sorrows bring forth.” – William Blake

  333. “Deriving truth from joy may be far more easier than generating joy from the truth.” – Toba Beta

  334. “When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-estemm. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.” – Jess C. Scott

  335. “Joy weathers any storm, happiness rides the waves.” – Todd Stocker

  336. “Many were the steps taken in doubt, that saw their shapeless ends in no time. Those who travel in faith today will triumph in joy tomorrow. Let faith lead the way.” – Israelmore Ayivor

  337. “Work may be your dominant thought, and joy and afterthought. Buy joy is your true purpose, and work the afterthought.” – Alan Cohen

  338. “So it is said, for him who understands heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven. Death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single virtue, in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.” – Shuangzi

  339. “But happiness is to joy as an electric bulb is to the sun. Happiness always has an object, you’re happy because of something, it’s a condition whose existence depends on external things. Joy, on the other hand, has no object. It seizes you for no apparent reason. It’s like the sun, its burning is fueled by it’s own heart.” – Susanna Tamaro

  340. “Happiness and joy are not the same. For what does the fervent craving for joy mean? It does not mean that we wish at any cost to experience the psychic state of being joyful. We want to have reason for joy, for an unceasing joy that fills us utterly, sweeps all before it, exceeds all measure.” – Josef Pieper

  341. “Joy deserves always more.” – Linda McCarriston

  342. “Deep contended joy comes from a place of complete security and confidence in God, even in the midst of trial.” – Swindoll Charles. R.

  343. “The substance mentality of a person is a prison in which his personal joy is detained. If you want to live in joy, you don’t live for yourself alone. Live for others too!”  -Israelmore Ayivor

  344. “Joy is based on the spiritual knowledge that, while the world in which we live is shrouded in darkness, God has overcome the world.” – Henri Nouwen

  345. “The positive vibrations of unregulated joy, peace, happiness and tranquility is freedom.” – T.F. Hodge

  346. “Look for joy. That’s God’s echo, and his footprint. Happiness, happiness and wittiness and cleverness do not count for much when the darkness falls. Joy is tougher.” – Sean Stewart

  347. “May we all soon go about as our real selves and take joy in it, saying yes, yes, to whatever we are.” – Carol Emshwiller

  348. “True freedom, which is full joy, is the complete recognition of law and adaption to it. Bondage comes from ignorance of law or opposition to it.” – John A. Widtsoe

  349. “Travel is movement, and movement is joy.” – Marty Rubin

  350. “Suffering is a given, but so is joy.” – Richie Norton

  351. “Joy knows itself. As children we didn’t even know the word joy, we were joy.” – Francis Lucille

  352. “You were given your sensuality for the joy you may give in return.’ – Lebo Grand

  353. “Every morning the sun rises with rays of beauty and warmth to enlighten our hearts and minds with lights over love and joy.” – Debasish Mridha

  354. “When I am gone, let my love touch you like a southern breeze and make your mind glitter with joy. – Debasish Mridha

  355. “You are born to love, care and share without expectation, and to feel the pure joy of life.” – Debasish Mridha

  356. “Your joy is your joy.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  357. “For your joy constantly reflected in my joy.” – Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne

  358. “This is the best time to give away love and to create flow of joy.” – Debasish Mridha

  359. “The joy in sorrow is the grace to recover from the shock.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  360. “Strawberries always fill my heart with joy.” – Anthony T. Hincks

  361. “Questions of no concern clutter our minds and crowd out all love and joy.” – Marty Rubin

  362. “My heart dances with joy and sings with love whenever I remember my mothers.” – Debasish Mridha

  363. “Observe your own emotional states and you will see that the moments of gret joy, great ecstasy, are unpremeditated, they happen mysteriously, darkly, unknowingly.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

  364. “I guess when you smile, it’s just joy coming out of you.” – Tom Hiddleston

  365. “I may not be able to change the whole world, but with my love, I will bloom in your gardens of flowers and fill your world with joy.” – Debasish Mridha

  366. “A wild joy follows when you realize you’ve been caught and are now free, when you fling open the prison door, walk outside, and gulp air in the first time in hours or days or weeks.” – Geneen Roth

  367. “In the fancy spectacle of life, aspire to find a joy that does not need an audience.” – Joyce Rachelle

  368. “An emotional overcoming, disconcertingly distant from happiness, more like joy, if joy is the recognition of an almost intolerable beauty It’s not a very civilized emotion.” – Zadie Smith

  369. “Despair not! Refuse to be gloomy or negative. Don’t allow challenges and situations to rob your joy. Do not allow anything to take your peace away.” – Patricia Dsouza

  370. “A euphoric experience, the rapturous joys of life, is available to a sincere person whom perceives truth, statements that fit properly into a system taken as a whole.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

  371. “Dissatisfaction is like a cancer of the spirit. It eats away at every possibility of love and joy.” – Marty Rubin

  372. “The more stressful the job, the more intentional I’ve always been about helping my team members find joy in our work. Laughter is the outward manifestation of joy, so I believe if I’m doing it right, and helping people connect to the meaning and joy in their work, there will be laughter in the workplace. Laughter is a good indication that people aren’t taking themselves too seriously.” – James Comey

  373. “All peace, joy, and love that we week outside of ourselves are right within us. – Dr. Snezhana Djambazova

  374. “When someone discovers a mystery about the creations, Mothers Nature, the world or the universe, then God smiles in joy.” – Md. Ziaul Haque

  375. “Don’t feel guilty, do what gives you joy.” – Tapan Ghosh

  376. “Joy is found in what we experience (verb), not what we have or achieve (noun).” – Melissa Heisler

  377. “Joy is like a jewel.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  378. “So, whether the world is going to pieces or not, whether you are on the side of the angels of the devil himself, take life for what it is, have fun, spread joy and confusion.” – Henry Miller

  379. “Joy ins the manifestation of the Creator’s power, illuminating a world in darkness.” – Agni Yoga Society

  380. “Adults wear themselves out pointlessly searching for a joy they never find. But in children, it bursts out of every pore.” – Antonio Iturbe

  381. “After all, why bring somebody pain when it’s so easy to bring joy instead?” – Jordi Lafebre

  382. “When you give yourself to someone, you get a lifetime of joy in return.” – Tapan Ghosh

  383. “Wherever you go in life, go with love in your heart, hope in your soul and joy in your mind. For love, hope and joy will take you far.” – Carol CC Miller

  384. “Books. Just the words bring me joy.” – C. Hinkle

  385. “My dad showed me that it’s my responsibility to provide my own joy, and that every moment is a chance to find lightness.” – Whitney Cummings

  386. “It’s not about getting by. It’s about the stack of tiny little moments of joy and love that add up to a lifetime that’s been worthwhile. You can’t measure them, you can only capture them, like snapshots in your mind.” – C. Robert Cargill

  387. “The heart can’t hold joy the same time as sorrow. Embrace the joy.” – Lynda Cheldelin Fell

  388. “I wish you joy. To spend life’s fleeting days mid joy that never meets an evil hour is to be blessed beyond compare.” – Euripides

  389. “Sometimes you’ve got to do things you dislike to get a life you’ll love to have. Sometimes you have to sacrifice joy and comfort in the present to get greater joy and comfort in the future.” – Jeanette Coron

  390. ‘There exists joy in sorrow.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  391. “Happiness is a feeling/emotion, but joy is a state of being. One does not depend on your external circumstance, the other does.” – Jason White

  392. “Both joy and sorrow serve as gauges for love, our love for others, and their love for us.” – Rob Kozak

  393. “Once we learn to stably regulate our attention, we can be fully present in our joy, compassion, and love. In turn, we can deny oxygen to our anger, anxiety, and self-cherishing. This is the first step towards lasting inner tranquility.” – Kyle Parton

  394. “The restoration of joy is a daily matter.” – Gary Rohrmayer

  395. “Your smiles fill my heart with joy. Smiles are the flowers of life.”  -Debasish Mridha

  396. “The modern world trains one to fight. The classroom is the world, the teachers are everyone, the training rules are kindness, compassion, joy and giving. – Bhiksus Heng Sure

  397. “Understanding your life purpose is vital to joy and dynamic participation in the world.” – Laurie Buchanan

  398. “I wish for you all the joy this darkened world can employ.” – Marissa Meyer

  399. “When you start believing that you are too old to enjoy something, you lose so much joy in your life.” – Avina Celestt

  400. “There may be human joy in doing good with definite purpose but they who do good expecting nothing in return know a joy that is divine.” – Maurice Maeterlinck

  401. “Real joy is never influenced.” – Haresh Sippy

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