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Joy Quotes

Someone rightly said that joy is the absence of struggles in life. All the endless struggles that a man undergoes are in his attempt to experience joy. But what most people forget that life is the way you take it and creating a life of joy depends completely on your strategies and approach towards situations. The joy, which comes from personal satisfaction and love, not only multiplies with success or achievements but with true pleasure of giving, caring and most importantly letting others live. Read the following joy quotes to feel spirit of it.

Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Charles Dickens

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.

Life Sun
Lao Tzu

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Pearl S. Buck

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

William Blake

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.

Walter Scott

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Pearl S. Buck

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.

William Butler Yeats

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

Thomas Merton

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.

William Arthur Ward

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

Lord Byron

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.

Joseph Campbell

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Joseph Campbell

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

Pearl S. Buck

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.

Eudora Welty

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Life Living
Salvador Dali

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.

Robert Burns

The joy of my heart is to 'study men, their manners, and their ways,' and for this darling object I cheerfully sacrifice every other consideration.

Osama bin Laden

I heard about the bombings the same way everyone else heard about them, from the television or radio. I did not order them but was very glad for what happened to the Americans there.

Terri Guillemets

Angels sail back to God on the sea of joy.

Neil Armstrong

Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.

Salvador Dali

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court.


I write songs very quickly, so the 20 minutes of joy I get out of writing a song doesn't compare to the two months of joy I get engaging with the people who like my music.

James Stewart

I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.

Soren Kierkegaard

There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.

Anais Nin

I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.

Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

James M. Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

Walter Scott

One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.

Kevin Costner

I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.

W. H. Auden

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.

Reese Witherspoon

The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop.

Garrison Keillor

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.

Henry Ward Beecher

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.

World Sun
Pierce Brosnan

The spy genre is something which, as a fan of movies, a movie geek myself, I just love that cinematic joy that they bring.

Love Movies
William Wordsworth

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.

Audre Lorde

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.

Edinson Cavani

When you reach the moment to score, it is like liberating different emotions such as joy, happiness, and also satisfaction.

Henry Ford

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Helen Keller

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

William Butler Yeats

Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.

Anatole France

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

Laurence Sterne

So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil.

Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

William Blake

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

Henry Miller

Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.

William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

John Dryden

Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!

Tom Stoppard

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

Sandra Bullock

False expectations take away joy.

C. S. Lewis

Joy is the serious business of Heaven.

Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.

H. P. Lovecraft

To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.

Steve Carell

For me, at least, all of my career goals, all of my focus, everything just shifted and the importance was my children, and that's where all the joy came from as well.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.

Elbert Hubbard

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

William Blake

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!

James Russell Lowell

Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.

Virginia Woolf

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.

Chuck Palahniuk

Discovering the 'impossible' ending to a new book makes me sick with joy and relief.

Bertrand Russell

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

Carl Sandburg

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Mel Brooks

Dom DeLuise was a big man in every way. He was big in size and created big laughter and joy.

Honoré de Balzac

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Mookie Betts

I'm going to be someone who smiles and brings joy to the locker room and to the field.

C. S. Lewis

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.

Liza Minnelli

I know that. I'm having a ball. I'm not slap happy. I'm just filled up with joy and with peace and with all kinds of things that have eluded me for quite a few years. And they're back and they're thriving.

Paulo Coelho

Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are a sign of authenticity.

Shaquille O'Neal

Whenever I see a celebrity that comes to watch me play, I'm going to do for them the same thing they've done for me - bring them some type of joy.


Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

Khalil Gibran

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

William Shakespeare

Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.

Steve Martin

The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.

Virat Kohli

The joy of doing well as a batsman for your country is much more than that little joy of going for a party and enjoying music. It is a completely different high, and I get high by performances. That's what I enjoy now.

Helen Keller

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

Honoré de Balzac

It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.

C. S. Lewis

Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony.

Victor Hugo

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.

Mark Twain

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

Heaven Humor
Helena Bonham Carter

But it's often been the case, I've done so many countless small, independent films that really 3.2 people have seen, so you never know. You do it for the joy of the part and not necessarily expect anyone to see the final product.

Henry Miller

Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?'

Albert Camus

Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.

Oscar Wilde

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

Chuck Palahniuk

I dread the promotion part of my job. It's agony, especially compared to the private, at-home joy of writing. But being a grown-up means doing every part of the larger task.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

Stephen Hawking

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.

Khalil Gibran

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

Stephen Hawking

My three children have brought me great joy.

Greatness Children
Angelina Jolie

It is a joy to be an artist, but it doesn't mean very much unless that work is somehow useful in some way and contributes to others.

Work Artists

They celebrated it for eight days with gladness like Sukkot and recalled how a little while before, during Sukkot, they had been wandering in the mountains and caverns like wild animals.So carrying lulavs ...they offered hymns of praise to God who had brought to pass the purification of His own place.

The best Christmas of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.