JOY QUOTES

quotations about joy

Joy quote

The fine art of Life is to make
Another Soul vibrate with a song of joy.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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Is it that they fear the pain of death, or could it be they fear the joy of life?

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, Pray Your Gods

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Joy to the world
All the boys and girls, now,
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me.

HOYT ACTON, "Joy to the World"

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Within your own house dwells the treasury of joy; so why do you go begging from door to door?

SUFI PROVERB

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He who has once been happy is for aye
Out of destruction's reach. His fortune then
Holds nothing secret; and Eternity,
Which is a mystery to other men,
Has like a woman given him its joy.

WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT, With Esther

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Pleasure's a Moth, that sleeps by day
And dances by false glare at night;
But Joy's a Butterfly, that loves
To spread its wings in Nature's light.

WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES, Joy and Pleasure

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Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with.

MARK TWAIN, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

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Joy is good--the angel's food.

CAROLINE SPENCER, "The Old Is Better"

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In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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Joy and sorrow are like milk and cookies. That's how well they go together.

NEIL GAIMAN, American Gods

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Joy's the shyest bird
Mortal ever heard;
Listen rapt and silent while he sings;
Do not seek to see,
Less the vision be
But a flutter of departing wings.

CAROLINE SPENCER, "A Strange Singer"

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I have drunken deep of joy,
And I will taste no other wine tonight.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, The Cenci

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It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Badlands", Darkness on the Edge of Town

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Remember the wheel is always in motion, and the spoke that is uppermost will be under, and therefore mix trembling always with your joy.

PHILIP HENRY, The Life of the Rev. Philip Henry

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A man who lives a virtuous life and in the pursuit of knowledge, may have great joy with only coarse rice to eat, water to drink, and his bended arm for a pillow.

CONFUCIUS, attributed, Day's Collacon

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Joyful, all ye nations, rise.
Join the triumph of the skies.

CHARLES WESLEY, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

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Joy may be a miser,
But Sorrow’s purse is free.

RICHARD HENRY STODDARD, Persian Song

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Men are not put into this world to be everlastingly played on by the harping fingers of joy.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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If I dream I have you, I have you,
For, all our joys are but fantastical.

JOHN DONNE, The Dream

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Joy's recollection is no longer joy,
While Sorrow's memory is a sorrow still.

LORD BYRON, Marino Faliero

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