Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby(1838–1839), Chapter 3.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.Albert Einstein
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.john keats
Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy.spider robinson
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, who is able to affirm his being, if need be, against all other beings and the whole inorganic world.rollo may
We all need joy, and we can all receive joy in only one way, by adding to the joy of others.eknath easwaran
Pain is short, and joy is eternal.
Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation.
Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room. And heav'n and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.
Joyful, all ye nations, rise. Join the triumph of the skies. With angelic hosts proclaim "Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
The joy late coming late departs.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.Michael Jordan