"Surely joy is the condition of life."
~Henry David Thoreau
"Life is to be enjoyed, not simply endured. Pleasure and goodness and joy support the pursuit of survival."
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy."
~Sarah Ban Breathnach
"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."
~Sir Wilfred Grenfell
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
~George Bernard Shaw
"The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. I have met people so empty of joy that when I clasped their frosty fingertips it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm. Others there are whose hands have sunbeams in them, so that their grasp warms my heart. It may be only the clinging touch of a child's hand, but there is as much potential sunshine in it for me as there is in a loving glance for others."