AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Joy Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Joy:

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.
~ Bertrand Russell.

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
~ E.H. Chapin.

I shall not let a sorrow die
Until I find the heart of it,
Nor let a wordless joy go by
Until it talks to me a bit.
~ Sara Teasdale.

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
~ J.M. Barrie.

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-Exupéry.

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
~ Charles Du Bos.

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
~ Chinese Proverb.

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
~ Euripides.

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
~ Fritjof Capra.

From the satisfaction of desire there may arise, accompanying joy and as it were sheltering behind it, something not unlike despair.
~ André Gide, The Counterfeiter.

I do it for the joy it brings, cause I'm a joyful girl. 'Cause the world owes us nothing, we owe each other the world.
~ Ani Difranco.

I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes from learning something.
~ Auguste Strindberg, Miss Julie.

Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.
~ Lin Yutang.

The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.
~ Chauncey Depew.

The joy that isn't shared dies young.
~ Anne Sexton.

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, Man and Superman.

Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss.
~ Author Unknown.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
~ Cherokee (Native American) Proverb.

Famous Joy Quotes: Next