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

 

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
― Mark Twain

 

“Joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”
― Khalil Gibran

 

Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.”
 ― Lao Tzu

 

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
―Robert Brault

 

“A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty.”
—Hume.

 

People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.”
― Laurence Sterne

 

I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.”
― Lawana Blackwell

 

“Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.”
―William Feather

 

Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety.”
―Kathleen A. Brehony

 

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”
―Jim Rohn

 

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

 

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” ―Joseph Campbell

 

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – ‘Excellence’. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”
― Pearl Buck

 

It is essential to our wellbeing, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing.”
―Marcia Wieder

 

“To absorb a thing is better than to learn it, and we absorb what we enjoy.”
― John Burroughs

 

Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine.”
—Beecher.

 

If life gives us rocks, it’s our choice whether to build a bridge or a wall.”
―Anonymous

 

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty.”
―Henri Frederic Amiel

 

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.”
―Tony Robbins

 

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

 

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.”
―Plato

 

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.”
―Lao Tzu

 

There is much satisfaction in work well done, but there can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands.”
―Victor Robinsoll

         

Deep, abiding joy is available to anyone who learns the secret of pursuing every task with energy and dedication, as though it were a calling.”
―Thomas Kinkade

 

“Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.”
―Ernest Holmen

 

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

 

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
― John Keats

 

Our greatest happiness in life does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”
― Thomas Jefferson

 

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united.”
―Alexander Von Humboldt

 

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

 

Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.”
―Nathaniel Branden

 

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."
― Kahlil Gibran

 

"Treat everyone with dignity. Remind yourself that the primary purpose in life is to enjoy it."
― David J. Schwartz

 

 “Joy comes from using your potential.”
―Will Schultz

 

My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, all is good.”
―Louise Hay

 

 “There is a reason for every season. If you don't have the season of emotional darkness, then you can't enjoy the season of sunshine.”
―John Di Lemme

 

 “In the place of sorrow appear joy, in the place of sickness appears health, in the place of lack appears plenty.”
―F. Scovill Shinn

 

“Without kindness, there can be no true joy.”
—Carlyle.

 

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

 

 “Eating everything you want is not much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want, what’s the fun in eating anything you want?”
―Tom Hanks

 

You pray in your distress and in your need; you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
 ―Khalil Gibran

 

 “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”


―Pearl Buck

 

“Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles."
―Helen Keller

 

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.”
― Tom Bodett

 

 

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

 

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

 

 “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

 

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?

And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
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. 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.”
― Khalil Gibran

 

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

 

 “Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”
― Seán O'Casey

 

 “Beauty is whatever gives joy.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

Let your joy be unconfined!”
― Mark Twain

 

Things won are done,  joy's soul lies in the doing.”
―William Shakespeare

 

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathize with the color, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

“I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
―C. S. Lewis

 

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 those who work with joy.”
―Khalil Gibran

 

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.”
―Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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. 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.”
―Khalil Gibran

 

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
―Khalil Gibran

 

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
―Khalil Gibran

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