A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art and is full of
A thing of beauty is a JOY for ever :
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
But the tender grace of a day that is dead
Will never come back to me.
Sweet memories of the past remembered in the sad
present give no JOY but pain.
Even his griefs are a JOY long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.
Homer, The Odyssey
Every present JOY or sorrow seems the chief.
Everything else can be kept tied except JOY.
Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become, dear to
you. Find an expression for JOY, and you will intensify its
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a JOY you must have somebody to divide it with.
He who gives a child a treat,
Makes JOY bells, ring in Heaven’s street,
And he, who gives a child a home,
Builds palaces in kingdom come.
How happy are the pessimists!
What JOY is theirs when they have proved there is no JOY.
Marie Ebner Eschenbach
I can see the humorous side of things and enJOY the fun
when it comes, but look when I will, there seems to me
always more sadness than JOY in life.
Jerome K. Jerome
I define JOY as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.
I found more JOY in sorrow
Than you could find in JOY.
I have drunken deep of JOY,
And I will taste no other wine tonight.
I love quotations because it is a JOY to find thoughts one
might have, beautifully expressed with much authority
by someone recognized wiser than oneself.