Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby(1838–1839), Chapter 3.
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.hosea ballou
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.john keats
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.Albert Einstein
Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy.spider robinson
The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.Friedrich Nietzsche, in Human, All Too Human (1878).
Pain is short, and joy is eternal.Friedrich Schiller, in The Maid of Orleans (1801).
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.Rabindranath Tagore, in S?dhan? : The Realisation of Life (1916)
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.Jim Rohn
Joyful, all ye nations, rise. Join the triumph of the skies. With angelic hosts proclaim "Christ is born in Bethlehem!"Charles Wesley, in "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (Full text online).
You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.Alexander Pope
The joy late coming late departs.Lewis J. Bates, Some Sweet Day.
There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.lord byron
Joys too exquisite to last, and yet more exquisite when past.james montgomery
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