Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby(1838–1839), Chapter 3.
Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns; Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy.Isaac Watts
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
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!"
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