Joy Quotes and Sayings
If your joy is derived from what society things of you, you’re always going to be disappointed.
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
You can find joy in small things which is big happiness.
Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude.
– Simone Weil
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
The greatest joy is giving joy to others.
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
– James Russell Lowell
There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
– Henri Bergson
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
– Mark Twain
Joys do not stay, but take wing and fly away.
I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.
– Criss Jami
The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
– Michel de Montaigne
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
– Pearl Bailey
Our purest form of joy comes when people we envy get hurt. That most genuine form of joy.
– Chuck Palahniuk
The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Suffering teaches joy.
– Sonia Rumzi
Peace is joy at rest, and joy is peace on its feet.
– Anne Lamott
There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.
– Oswald Chambers
It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything a new, and in that there is joy.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
Joy came always after pain.
– Guillaume Apollinaire
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
– Iris Murdoch
Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling.
– Tony DeLiso
A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.
– Mother Teresa
Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division.
– R.A. Salvatore
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
– Henri J.M. Nouwen
Return something not for the possibility of a reward, but for the joy of giving a gift which you did not have to pay for.
– Jarod Kintz
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
Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.
– Terry Pratchett
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
– Rabindranath Tagore