Favorite Quotations ~ Joy, 2 Art of Living

"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough." ~ Emily Dickinson

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

Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love." ~ Adela Rogers St. Johns

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. ~ Michel de Montaigne

Desire joy and thank God for it. Renounce it, if need be, for other's sake. That's joy beyond joy.~ Robert Browning

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. ~ Kahlil Gibran

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 French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living. ~ Renee Repound

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

Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the divine. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Prepare for joy speak your truth, care for yourself, expand your knowledge, nurture your friendships, let people love you, take on new adventures, go where your heart leads you. ~ Charlotte Davis Kasl

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

Sprinkle joy. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is looking for the joys that come in small, precious packages and making the most of them, knowing that big packages of joy are few and far between. ~ Wilfred A. Peterson

Be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf. ~ Alan Cohen

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