Joy: (delight...pleasure...gladness... )

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life. --- Joseph Addison 1672

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. --- Mother Teresa Of Calcutta 1910

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression. --- Bertrand Wilbertforce

Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe. --- Charles E Montague 1867

Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as blessing every day that Fate allows you. --- Horace 64BC

At the judgement day a man will be called to account for all the good things he might have enjoyed and did not enjoy. --- Jewish Proverb xxxx

Curiosity is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing, which if you destroy, you make yourself cold and dull. --- John Ruskin 1819

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. --- Marquis De Condorcet

Everyone's travels through life end the same way, so you might as well enjoy the journey. --- Anon xxxx

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. --- Theodore Roosevelt 1858

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today tomorrow will be a dying. --- Robert Herrick 1591

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. --- Franklin D Roosevelt 1882

He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom. --- Arthur Schopenhauer 1788

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. --- Soren Kierkegaard 1813

In the midst of all the doubts which we have discussed for four thousand years in for thousand ways, the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. --- Voltaire 1694

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy. --- William Hazlett 1778

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. --- Albert Einstein 1879

Joy exists only in self-acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance, not a perfect life. --- Anon xxxx

Joy is not in things; it is in us. --- Richard Wagner 1813

Joy is one of nature's greatest medicines. Joy is always healthy. A pleasant state of mind tends to bring abnormal conditions back to normal. --- Catherine Ponder

Joy lies in the fight... --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day. --- Lord Chesterfield

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. --- Henry Miller

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and madness of desire - oh, no - love is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living - yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest. --- Henry Van Dyke

No place is more delightful than one's own fireside. --- Marcus T Cicero 106BC

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. --- Chinese Proverb xxxx

One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like 'excuse me,' and other such simple courtesies... Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideratio, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in the enjoyment of life. --- Ed Hays

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration. --- De Witt Clinton

Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice. --- Alexis De Tocqueville

Scatter Joy. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

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