Favorite Quotations ~  Joy, 3 Thousand Names for Joy

"Learn how to feel joy."~ Seneca

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. ~ Rene Descartes

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

Happiness depends on what happens; Joy does not. ~ Oswald Chamber

Scatter joy. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is all this juice and all this joy? ~ Gerald Manley Hopkins

The trick is not how much pain you feel--but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. ~ Erica Jong

Let me never be afraid of endings or beginnings. Teach me to embrace all of life with joy. ~ Helen Lesman

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectural, 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. ~ Audre Lorde

I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there. Psychologists have never looked deep enough. ~ Ravi Shankar

True joy is that which gives us more energy and makes us feel more alive. ~ Robert Puryear

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