Joy Quotes
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All moments of joy include an element of happiness. But not all moments of happiness include joy.
Laurel Mellin

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.

Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Joy is the expansive energy of dynamic well-being. It uplifts, energizes, makes our eyes shine, gives a lift to our step, light to our whole being.
Gabrielle Roth

People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.
Margaret Collier Graham

Joy is not dependent on circumstances.
Faith Duck

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, "Did you bring joy?" The second was, "Did you find joy?"
Leo Buscaglia

Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.
Thomas Merton

We can laugh from either joy or happiness, but we weep only from grief or joy…Without the pain of farewell, there is no joy in reunion…without the pain of captivity, we don't experience the joy of freedom.
George Vallant

What the artist or creative scientist feels is not anxiety or fear; it is joy. I use the word in contrast to happiness or pleasure. The artist, at the moment of creating, does not experience gratification or satisfaction…Rather, it is joy, joy defined as the emotion that goes with heightened consciousness, the mood that accompanies the experience of actualizing one's own potentialities.
Rollo May

Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness with the world around you, is still within you.
Deepak Chopra

Lead yourself. If you must follow someone, follow the genuinely joyful. Joy is evidence that something is working.
Eileen Lighthawk

Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love...She gives most who gives with joy.
Mother Teresa

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
Madeleine L'Engle

We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry.
E. B. White

Joy is the best makeup.
Anne Lamott

Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.
Sigurd F. Olson

Let your joy be unconfined!
Mark Twain

Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go.
Mark Twain

The joy comes when we recognize that whatever situation we may find ourselves in, it's only a role we are playing.
Jean Slatter

Don’t be afraid to expand yourself, to step out of your comfort zone. That’s where the joy and the adventure lie.
Herbie Hancock

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.
Marianne Williamson

As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express, the more joy you experience.
Arnold Patent

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Greg Anderson

Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy!

Joy is your birthright.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life.
Jack Boland

Listen to the clues. The next time you feel real joy, stop and think. Pay attention. Because joy is the universe's way of knocking on your mind's door. Hello in there. Is anyone home? Can I leave a message? Yes? Good! The message is that you are happy, and that means that you are in touch with your purpose.
Steve Chandler

The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.
Pema Chödrön

Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.
Alan Cohen

Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf.
Alan Cohen

The mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
Charles Du Bos

Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scatter joy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
Frederick W. Faber

May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
Helen Keller

Joy is something entirely different from pleasure.

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as being of worth and dignity.
Rollo May

Without joy in your life you are powerless.
Joyce Meyers

Always remember, joy is not incidental to spiritual quest. It is vital.
Rebbe Nachman

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
Henri Nouwen

Joy is your destiny. You were created for joy. Pay attention to what brings you joy and take joyful actions daily. Creative action equals joy attraction. Joy is the path to your true purpose.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

True joy results when we become aware of our connectedness to everything.
Paul Pearsall

True joy is that which gives us more energy and makes us feel more alive.
Robert Puryear

Being, not doing, is my first joy.
Theodore Roethke

Joy needs no object; it is our own nature.
Sathya Sai Baba

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action that man finds his supreme joy.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The closer you come to your core, the greater is your joy.
Torkom Saraydarin

There is no real and true joy of if that joy is not imbued with love. Love cannot exist without joy.
Torkom Saraydarin

Joy comes from using your potential.
Will Schultz

I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
Alexandra Stoddard

The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.
Alexandra Stoddard

Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy,
Mother Teresa

Surely joy is the condition of life.
Henry David Thoreau

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, where as joy arises from within.
Eckhart Tolle

From joy springs all creation, by joy it is sustained, towards joy it proceeds, and unto joy it returns.

Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.

Joy is not in things; it is in us.
Richard Wagner

Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in joy. Not knowing joy, we do not know ourselves.
Marianne Williamson

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Joy is not necessarily what happens when things unfold according to our plans.
Marianne Williamson

Blessed are the joymakers.
Nathaniel Parker Willis

Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.
Oprah Winfrey

Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.
Lin Yutang

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