Joy Quotes and Sayings
I do not care about happiness simply because I believe that joy is something worth fighting for.
– Criss Jami
Joys do not stay, but take wing and fly away.
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
– Mark Twain
Joy came always after pain.
– Guillaume Apollinaire
Suffering teaches joy.
– Sonia Rumzi
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
There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.
– Oswald Chambers
The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
– Michel de Montaigne
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
– Mark Twain
Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division.
– R.A. Salvatore
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Our purest form of joy comes when people we envy get hurt. That most genuine form of joy.
– Chuck Palahniuk
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
– James Russell Lowell
Peace is joy at rest, and joy is peace on its feet.
– Anne Lamott
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
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
– John Keats
Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.
– Mother Teresa
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
– Pearl Bailey
Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude.
– Simone Weil
The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
– Theodore Roosevelt
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
Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.
– Terry Pratchett
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
If your joy is derived from what society things of you, you’re always going to be disappointed.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
– Marianne Williamson
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