Quotations About / On: JOY

  • 41.
    Tortures are to them what joys are to us.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Pauline, in Polyeucte, act 3, sc. 3 (1641). Pauline is a Roman, speaking of early Christians.)
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  • 42.
    I do not remember joy or sorrow in childhood, but listening for clues.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 43.
    Joy goes as deep as sorrow, but leaves less of itself behind.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 44.
    It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Originally published in 1922. John Andrews in Three Soldiers, Houghton Mifflin Company (1964).)
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  • 45.
    As night falls, every joy glows brighter.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 46.
    The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 409, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 77, "Excess," (1879).)
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  • 47.
    Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. de l'Estorade in a letter to Mme. De Macumer, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
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  • 48.
    Joy wants the eternity of all things, wants deep, wants deep eternity.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 403, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Thus Spoke Zarathustra, p. 324, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Viking Press (1966). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Fourth and Last Part, "The Drunken Song," section 11 (issued privately in 1885, publication in 1892).)
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  • 49.
    Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Wisdom of the Sands, ch. 2 (1948).)
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  • 50.
    The only joy in his being mine, is that the not mine is mine.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Friendship," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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