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On with the dance, let joy be unconfined is my motto, whether thereís any dance to dance or any joy to unconfine.

Mark Twain

You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely.

George Witkin

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

Let me never be afraid of endings or beginnings. Teach me to embrace all of life with joy.

Helen Lesman

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

We are shaped by out thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.


They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Tomm Bodett

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

Jim Rohn

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda

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

Desire joy and thank God for it. Renounce it, if need be, for other's sake. That's joy beyond joy.

Robert Browning

We French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living.

Renee Repound

We should all do what in the long run gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.

E.B. White

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

Kahlil Gibran

Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the divine.

Marcus Aurelius

The trick is not how much pain you feel--but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.

Erica Jong

I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is turth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Psychologists have never looked deep enough.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity.

Hung Tzu-Cheng

Pursue joy, not happiness. This is probably the hardest lesson of all to learn. It probably seems to you that the goal in life is to be happy. Oh, you maybe have to sacrifice and study and work hard, but, by and large, happiness should be predictable.

Guy Kawasaki

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Learn how to feel joy.


Find out what gives you joy and do it.

Author Unknown

The healthiest response to life is joy.

Mark Twain

Be committed to living in constant joy.

Pam Brout

We can choose to live in joy.

Joseph Campbell

He who laughs last, laughs best.

Aesop (c.620~560 BC)

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

Joy:show joy and enjoy: then others will be joyful.

Sylvia Plath

Joy is not in things; it is in us.

Richard Wagner

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You have to sniff out joy. Keep your nose to the joy trail.

Buffy St. Marie

He who kisses the joy as it flies. Lives in Eternityís sunrise.

William Blake

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson

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

Michel de Montaigne

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein

Find ecstasy in life: the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
As beauteous is the world, and many a joy Floats through its wide dominion. But, alas, When we would seize the winged good, it flies.
Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with a man's outward circumstances A man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy.
Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.
Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for Joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.
The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectural, 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.

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