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"Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, Joy’s garden blossomed." Aberjhani

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Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. William Congreve

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Joys divided are increased. Josiah Gilbert Holland

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'Tis so much joy! 'Tis 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

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May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.

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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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Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. Henry Fielding

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

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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.

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

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With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things. Confucius

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He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise. William Blake

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I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth. -- John 4

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The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw

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One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad. Elbert Hubbard

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Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! -- Philippians 4:4

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What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away? Logan Pearsall Smith

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But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been. Edgar Allan Poe

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

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One joy scatters a hundred grieves.

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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 Anaïs Nin

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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 A. Montapert

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

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The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one's powers. And to use them to their height is our joy of duty.

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Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs. Jean Paul

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Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love Mother Teresa

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

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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. J. M. Barrie

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For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good. John Dryden