Joy Quotes

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

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

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

“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

“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. (quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in Consider the Butterfly)”
Deepak ChopraSynchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence to Create Miracles

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

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
Rabindranath Tagore

“Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.”
Terry PratchettA Hat Full of Sky

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)”
Thich Nhat HanhPeace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
Thich Nhat HanhPeace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

“Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.”
R.A. SalvatoreExile

“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


The only joy in the world is to begin.
Cesare Pavese

Mere pleasure, in yourselves and in all other beings, remains in the realm of illusion about reality. Joy is born out of union with reality itself. . . .

Of all the dangers that threaten our civilization, this is one of the most dangerous ones: the escape from one’s emptiness through a “fun” which makes joy impossible. . . .
The New Being by Paul Tillich

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

We reach joy through responsibility; for taking responsibility for the way our emotions, and our actions, affect others. If our emotions cause pain and suffering to others, our reward will be suffering and pain. The source of the affliction is within us. And when we affect others negatively, we may not realize it, but that negativity is coming from within.
Mark Zimmerman

Happiness is what you get. Joy is what you give.

On a March clothesline .. transparent icicles in a row in the bright sun they drip and glow marks of exclamation !!!!!!!!!! a sentence of joyful exclamation!!!!!!!!

Saiom Shriver

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.
Edward Chapin

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.
Pierre Coneille

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

Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.
Ninon de Lenclos

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

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
Sister Mary Rose McGeady


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