Man is fond of counting his troubles, but
he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he
would see that every lot has enough
provided for it.
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the
Find a place inside where there's joy, and
the joy will burn out the pain.
shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is
pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
love and appreciation are powerful
motivators. They are feelings that humans experience around the
heart. Joy is a feeling of pleasure or delight that arises from the
heart. Positive feelings are what make life worth living.
W. Lee Grant
Shared laughter creates a
bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they
cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker
and boss. They become a single group of human beings.
Wolfgang von Goethe
Who is the happiest of men?
He who values the merits of others, and in their
pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
To be awake and harmonious creates
the possibility for ecstasy to happen. Ecstasy means the
ultimate joy, inexpressible; no words are adequate to say
anything about it. And when one has attained to ecstasy, when
one has known the ultimate peak of joy,
compassion comes as a consequence. When you have that joy,
you like to share it; you cannot avoid sharing, sharing is
To get the full value of joy you must
have somebody to divide it with.
Everything human is pathetic. The
secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no
humor in heaven.
I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, "You've made my
day!" makes my day...
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in
the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.
Service which is rendered without joy helps
neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and
possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a
spirit of joy.
Joy is a net of
which you can
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...
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
There are those who give with joy, and that
joy is their reward...
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.
The walls we build around us to keep
sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness –
great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and
Joy in looking and comprehending is
nature's most beautiful gift.
It is the supreme art of
the teacher to
awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our
purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of
living is joy enough.
If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I
would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and
worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the
sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy
of everything else. It will have been enough.
Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest
joy in work. There is no
happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
We must not allow the clock and the
calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a
miracle and mystery.
Loving yourself means accepting your
weaknesses as parts of yourself you are still working to improve and
celebrating your strengths. Do that for those around you, and you’ll
find that life is filled with joy.
The joy of life consists in the
exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the
enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The
eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.