'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory!
Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Profession: American Poet
For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good.
Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)
Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic
All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.
Author: Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Profession: American Writer
Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist
Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable.
Author: Jessie B. Fremont
Joys divided are increased.
Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)
Profession: American Author
One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.
Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)
Profession: American Author, Publisher
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964
I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist
The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple.
Author: Joshua Loth Liebman
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 a being of worth and dignity.
Author: Rollo May
Profession: American Psychologist
The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)
Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist
Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
Author: Alfred A. Montapert
Profession: American Author
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love
Author: Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Profession: Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked…
Author: Anais Nin (1914-1977)
Profession: French-born American Novelist, Dancer