Quotations About / On:
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.)
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).)
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.)
The aroma of life and the flavour of love equals to the joy of the hearts!
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
Every parent can imagine the joys of child abuse.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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.)