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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth. [John 4]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! [Philippians 4:4]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Joy runs deeper than despair

Author: Corrie Ten Boom

Profession: Dutch Evangelist

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters.

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying?

Author: Tony Campolo

Profession: American Sociologist, Theologian

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.

Author: Chuang Tzu (369-286 BC)

Profession: Chinese Philosopher

Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.

Author: Dr. Melba Colgrove

Profession: American Physician

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.

Author: Pierre Coneille


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.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.

Author: William Congreve (1670-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist

We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.

Author: R. W. Dale

Profession: Late 19th Century British Reverend