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Joys Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Joys.

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

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Our opportunity is to love ourselves exactly as we are -
with all our joys and sufferings.
To be grateful for everything.
To forgive ourselves for our doubts of our own worthiness -
for we have no need to be anything other than what we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My vision of a real humanity is of pure individuals
relating to each other, but not tied in any relationship.
They will be loving to each other,
but not being possessive of each other.
They will be sharing with each other
all their joys and all their blessings,
but never even in their dreams thinking of dominating,
thinking of enslaving the other person.
- Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)

If you don't enjoy your career,
today is the day to begin a long-term plan
for creating a career that interests and excites you.
And, in the short term, even if you hate your job,
look for small joys at work each day,
perhaps in your interactions with customers and co-workers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must return optimism to our parenting.
To focus on the joys, not the hassles;
the love,
not the disappointments; the common sense,
not the complexities.
- Fred G. Gosman

I love sport because I love life, and sport is one
of the basic joys of life.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
- Jean Paul

One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy,
and we should never lose that.
- Oliver Stone

I adore art...
when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and
the tears stream from my eyes,
and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.
- Giuseppe Verdi

Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance.
- Robert Blair

My mind to me a kingdom is, such present joys therein I find,
that it excels all other bliss.
- Edward Dyer

The joys of my life are my granddaughters.
They are beautiful.
You don't have to believe me.
You can ask my wife.
She'll tell you.
- Dom DeLuise

One of the great joys of life is creativity.
Information goes in, gets shuffled about,
and comes out in new and interesting ways.
- Peter McWilliams

Joys too exquisite to last, And yet more exquisite when past.
- James Montgomery

I have witnessed how education opens doors,
and I know that when sound instruction takes place,
students experience the joys of new-found knowledge
and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka

Your joys and sorrows.
You can never tell them.
You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.
- Greta Garbo

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory,
and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
and eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
- Mark Akenside

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
- Francis Bacon

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a
flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
- Robert Lynd

At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything
isn't money and power in this world,
and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands.
- Robert Benchley

Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains
are ours without his cares.
Thus I have soared above this world,
where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
- Honore de Balzac

To want friendship is a great fault.
Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy,
like the joys afforded by art or life.
- Simone Weil

Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship.
Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile,
his friends are everything.
- Willa Cather

The tender heart, the broken and contrite spirit,
are to me far above all the joys that I could ever
hope for in this vale of tears.
- Charles Simeon

Joys divided are increased.
- J. G. Holland

Man is fond of counting his troubles,
but he does not count his joys.
If he counted them up as he ought to,
he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

One of the joys about acting is researching.
- William Sanderson

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job,
but I think one of the joys of reading the script was
the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
- Jeremy Northam

The weak have remedies, the wise have joys;
superior wisdom is superior bliss.
- Edward Young

Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth,
what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?
- Dorothy L. Nolte

But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish
desire to voice all the joys and sorrows,
the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro,
in classic musical form.
- James Weldon Johnson

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough.
Joys are found in it, not pleasure.
What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
- Simone Weil

The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel,
but also in what we hope for.
- Bryant H. McGill

I really wanted to share with people the day-to-day
joys that yoga can bring into one's life-not just the physical aspects.
- Christy Turlington

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

Half the world does not know the joys of wearing cotton underwear.
- Phil Gramm

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

For what is love itself, for the one we love best?
An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better
than any joys outside our love.
- George Eliot

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived
of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become
addicted to carnal pleasures.
- Thomas Aquinas

Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind...
but as a path for realisation and salvation.
- Ali Akbar Khan

There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale.
- Charles de Lint

The joys we expect are not so bright,
nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
- Charles Reade

One of the greatest joys of tennis is having a nice
volley and not really keeping score,
not really looking at the lines, but just catching up with each other.
- Jane Kaczmarek

The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
- William Hazlitt

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
Security is an insipid thing.
- William Congreve

Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge,
and children with special needs inspire a very,
very special love.
- Sarah Palin

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas,
now soft and tender, now terrible.
Not an hour but has its joys and fears.
- Honore de Balzac

Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use
of formal methods is one of the joys of life because
it is so extremely rewarding.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Softly the loud peal dies, In passing winds it drowns,
But breathes, like perfect joys, Tender tones.
- Frederick Tennyson

Man only likes to count his troubles,
but he does not count his joys.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

One of the greatest joys in my life was giving a lecture
in French at the College de France.
- James Cronin

There are joys which long to be ours.
God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us
like birds seeking inlet;
but we are shut up to them,
and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof,
and then fly away.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth,
and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts,
the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
- Jimmy Carter

One of my great joys in life is being a pilot.
There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky.
You get a different perspective up there.
Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground.
- Sonny Perdue

I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through -
the sorrows and joys,
victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from.
Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of
writing will be songs that mean something to others.
- Jim Cole


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