There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
– Sr. Mary Rose McGeady
Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service,
and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their
To get the full value of a joy you must have
somebody to divide it with.
- Mark Twain
Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands and take it when
it runs by.
- Carl Sandburg
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.
- Anais Nin
Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
– Emily Dickinson
Joy is not in things;
it is in us.
- Richard Wagner
Joy is the serenity of heaven.
- John Donne
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
- Joseph Campbell
My mind to me a kingdom is,
such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss
- Sir Edward Dyer
1543 – 1607
In time of care and sorrow, keep a fountain of joy alive in you.
- Dietrich Bonhoffer
And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth’s green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils…
Joy is there Everywhere.
- Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941
Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913