160 Insightful Joy Quotes to Boost Your Mood

Joy Quotes – In this world, full often, our greatest joy is when we living and feeling the only truly good part, even though those moments imposes some strain. Here our joy quotes to embrace periods of relaxation and delightful.

Joyful quotes to bliss your heart

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

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. — Helen Keller

Just by gazing upon her face. No matter how weary you are, you will feel happy, deep inside your heart, you will feel a warmth This is a “piece of joy” This is all the happiness you need. Normally, we call this “love”. — Yoshiki Nakamura

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock… the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool’s living waters. — Robert Browning

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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. — Anais Nin

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. — Marianne Williamson

I certainly wasn’t happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time; I mean joy. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want. — Alan Cohen

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. — Jim Rohn

Feeling joy quotes

We have much to do together. Let us do it in wisdom and love and joy. Let us make this the human experience. — Gary Zukav

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. — Francis of Assisi

Joy bursts in our lives when we go about doing the good at hand and not trying to manipulate things and times to achieve joy. — C. S. Lewis

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. — Carl Sandburg

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. — Jean Paul

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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. — Wilferd Peterson

We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew. — Desmond Tutu

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. — Tecumseh

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Quotations about joy

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us. — Orison Swett Marden

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. — Gautama Buddha

What is an extraordinary life? A life of meaning, a magnificent life, a life of joy, happiness, love, passion, success, and fulfillment. Life experienced on your terms. — Tony Robbins

We need joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share. — Maya Angelou

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. — Marianne Williamson

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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

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility. — Mary Anne Radmacher

We have within ourselves enough to fill the present day with joy, and overspread the future years with hope. — William Wordsworth

The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take joy. — Giovanni Giocondo

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. — Max De Pree

Spiritual joy sayings about Divine

You are wrong if you think joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living. — Jon Krakauer

You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joy and laughter are the gifts of living in the presence of God and trusting that tomorrow is not worth worrying about. — Henri Nouwen

Be rightly related to God, find your joy there, and out of you will flow rivers of living water. — Oswald Chambers

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Live for today, but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God’s love in every event, every unpleasant situation in which you may find yourself. — Barbara Johnson

Joy is the echo of God’s life within us. — Columba Marmion

The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. — Julian of Norwich

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy! — Louise Bogan

Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God. — Sam Storms

Joy inspirational quotes on life

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. — Thomas Kinkade

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. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. — Kevyn Aucoin

A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. — Henri Bergson

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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

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

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. — Bertrand Russell

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. — Tony Robbins

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. — Rollo May

Joyful heart quotes

I die with a joyful heart in the knowledge of our infinite achievements and of a contribution unique in the history that bears my name. — Adolf Hitler

Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet every rising sun with such sentiments of God’s goodness, as if you had seen it, and all things, new-created upon your account: and under the sense of so great a blessing, let your joyful heart praise and magnify so good and glorious a Creator. — William Law

A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one. — Philip Neri

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things. — Maya Angelou

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. — Eileen Caddy

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Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible. — Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. — Thich Nhat Hanh

He who binds to himself a joy does the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity’s sun rise. — William Blake

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. — Alfred Armand Montapert

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. — Khalil Gibran

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Patience is the key to joy. — Rumi

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. — W. H. Auden

Joy is increased by spreading it to others. — Robert Murray M’Cheyne

A rejoicing heart soon makes a praising tongue. — Charles Spurgeon

Joy is not in things; it is in us. — Richard Wagner

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. — John Keats

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. — Karl Barth

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. — E. E. cummings

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Comparison is the thief of joy. — Theodore Roosevelt

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. — Joseph Campbell

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy. — Khalil Gibran

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. — Mahatma Gandhi

Joy makes us giddy, dizzy. — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy. — William Shakespeare

The beating heart of the universe is holy joy. — Martin Buber

Joy is my energy and energy is my powerhouse. — Sara Genn

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The real thing is that sweet joy you feel when you’re in the midst of it. — Jan Phillips

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. — Khalil Gibran

To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. — Pearl S. Buck

Art is man’s expression of his joy in labor. — Henry A. Kissinger

Being, not doing, is my first joy. — Theodore Roethke

All real works of art look as though they were done in joy. — Robert Henri

May all beings learn how to nourish themselves with joy each day. — Nhat Hanh

The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment. — Pema Chodron

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. — Marcel Proust

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When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. — Rumi

To get joy, we must give it and to keep joy, we must scatter it. — John Templeton

Joy is the highest expression of love. — Esther Hicks

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. — Pearl S. Buck

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. — Helen Keller

Without kindness there can be no true joy. — Thomas Carlyle

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. — Ralph Blum

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. — Anne Frank

Pain is short, and joy is eternal. — Friedrich Schiller

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind. — Pearl S. Buck

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. — Orison Swett Marden

A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us. — Orison S. Marden

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers. — Deepak Chopra

Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters. — Oprah Winfrey

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. — Albert Einstein

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. — C. S. Lewis

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Joyful Mother Teresa quotes

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy. — Mother Teresa

Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of Christ risen. — Mother Teresa

A joyful heart is like the sunshine of God’s love, the hope of eternal happiness. — Mother Teresa

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

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. — Mother Teresa

Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. Sometimes it is also a mantle that clothes a life of sacrifice and self-giving. A person who has this gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like sun in a community. — Mother Teresa

Joy is prayer; Joy is strength; Joy is love; Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. He gives most who gives with joy. — Mother Teresa

Where there is love, there is joy. — Mother Teresa

Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy! — Mother Teresa

Joyful moment quotes

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile. — Deepak Chopra

Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression. — Robert A. Johnson

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. — joy quotes by Brené Brown

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. — Bruce Barton

The art of fulfillment is the ability to experience not only the thrill of the chase, but also the magic of the moment, the unbridled joy of feeling truly alive. — Tony Robbins

Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down the extraordinary moments. — Brené Brown

Gratitude produced the most purely joyful moments that have been known to man. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look? — Abdu’l-Bahá

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

Joyfulness quotes to enhance contentment

I needed to know that there was such a thing as love and that it brought smiles and joy in its wake. — Elie Wiesel

Genuine happiness consists in those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness and so on. For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others happiness. — Dalai Lama

And joy is everywhere; it is in the earth’s green covering of grass; in the blue serenity of the sky. — joy quotes by Rabindranath Tagore

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely. — Leo Buscaglia

Joy and sorrow are inseparable… together they come and when one sits alone with you… remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. — joy quotes by Khalil Gibran

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. — Joseph Campbell

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. — joy quotes by Leo Buscaglia

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. — joy quotes by Jim Rohn

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. — Eleanora Duse

Release the joy that is inside of another, and you release the joy that is inside of you. — Neale Donald Walsch

Joyfulness quotes

Finding joy is probably tantamount to finding yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. — Morgan Freeman

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. — Henry Ward Beecher

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. — Norman Vincent Peale

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! — joy quotes by Charlie Chaplin

True joy results when we become aware of our connectedness to everything. — Paul Pearsall

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. — joy quotes by Khalil Gibran

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose. — Charles Du Bos

If you are not living in joy, you are out of integrity with your soul. — joy quotes by Michael Beckwith

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

Without love and laughter there is no joy; live amid love and laughter. — joy quotes by Horace

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. — John Keats

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. — joy quotes by Helen Keller

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. — Amelia Barr

Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance. — Eckhart Tolle

More joy sayings

Beauty is the experience that gives us a sense of joy and a sense of peace simultaneously. — joy quotes by Rollo May

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. — Thomas Kinkade

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself. — Mahatma Gandhi

Real joy is becoming exceedingly rare among artists of any kind. And I have an idea that those who can and do communicate it are always people who have had a hard time. Then the joy has no smugness or self-righteousness in it, is inclusive not exclusive, and comes close to prayer. — joy quotes by May Sarton

A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. — Hugh Sidey

This 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! — Emily Dickinson

Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that’s embedded in the work. — joy quotes by Chuck Close

A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy. — Thomas Carlyle

No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds. — Red Skelton

And often, glad no more, We wear a face of joy because We have been glad of yore. — William Wordsworth

Final thought

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