Quotations About / On: JOY

  • 11.
    Surely joy is the condition of life.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Natural History of Massachusetts" (1842), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 106, Houghton Mifflin (1906). A declaration inspired by Thoreau's contemplation of the sheer variety and liveliness of creatures in nature.)
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  • 12.
    We are superior to the joy we experience.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, December 22, 1853, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 225, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 13.
    Silence is the perfectest herald of joy.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudio, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 1, l. 306. Unable to express his happiness on being offered Hero in marriage.)
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  • 14.
    The aroma of life and the flavour of love equals to the joy of the hearts!
    (joy)
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  • 15.
    We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Don Diègue, in The Cid, act 3, sc. 5 (1637).)
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  • 16.
    I wish you joy of your unhappiness, since you cling to it so.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 17.
    Suffering teaches us only that we suffer. Joy shows us which way to go.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 18.
    True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering and joys of others.
    (André Gide (1869-1951), French author. "Portraits and Aphorisms," Pretexts (1903).)
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  • 19.
    Every parent can imagine the joys of child abuse.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 20.
    It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
    (Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. physicist. Motto for the astronomy building of Junior College, Pasadena, California.)
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