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When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

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

Emily Dickinson

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

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

Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.

As long as I have rice to eat and pure water to drink I can find joy within.

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

Jim Rohn

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, you can live as if everything is a miracle.

Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Alan Watts

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all.

Joy is the serious business of heaven.

The goal of war is peace, of business leisure.

You start living for the obsession alone… You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you’re enjoying the road or not.

Paulo Coelho

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain.

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a 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.

A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.

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.

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.

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

Henry Miller

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

Satisfaction lies in the effort not in the attainment full effort is full victory.

You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural and enjoyable.

In dwelling live close to the ground. In thinking keep to the simple. In conflict be fair and generous. In governing don't try to control. In work do what you enjoy. In family life be completely present.

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!


We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

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.

When you dance your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.

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.

How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare, after all, there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.

Maya Angelou

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 sunrise.

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

When women are true, brave, kind and compassionate, the World can have an era of peace and joy!

Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life which fade and are tasteless without it.

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

Oprah Winfrey

The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it.

Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.

To learn is a natural pleasure not confined to philosophers, but common to all men.

And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs, Every child may joy to hear.

I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it, that's my religion.

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.

It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it or change it.

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.

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

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

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.

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

Joy's recollection is no longer joy, while sorrow's memory is sorrow still.

The memory of joy is no longer joy, the memory of pain is pain still.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

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.

Joy in the universe and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.

John Burroughs

The parents age must be remembered both for joy and anxiety.

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.


The dog is the god of frolic.

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 delight.

This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects, for it redoubleth joys and cutteth griefs in half.

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

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

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

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

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

He that raises a large family does indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow, but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on, but where life in its real sense is lost.

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink and my bent arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of all these things.

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory and in creative action that man finds his supreme joys.

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.

Albert Einstein

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

Chuck Palahniuk

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence, now an excellent life requires exertion and does not consist in amusement.


Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

Two things I do value a lot, intimacy and the capacity for joy, didn't seem to be on anyone else's list. I felt like the stranger in a strange land and decided I'd better not marry the natives.

Whether joy or sorrow, pain or pleasure; whatsoever may befall thee, accept it serenely with an unvanquished heart.

The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.

The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Through all eternity to thee a joyful song I'll raise, for oh! Eternity's too short to utter all thy praise.

The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.

It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.

The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy and of powerful operation, and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope.

Jane Austen

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!

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

And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds, And binding with briars my joys and desires.

Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

Thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores, the better.

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.

Alongside of knowledge, youth has to cultivate the good qualities of humility, reverence, devotion to God and steadfast faith. He has to engage himself in good works and enjoy them for the sheer elation they confer.

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

The Angel that presided o'er my birth / Said Little creature formed of joy and mirth / Go love without the help of anything on earth.'

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

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.

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.

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

His own enjoyment, or his own ease, was in every particular his ruling principle.

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.


While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.

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

William Shakespeare