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Quotations About / On: JOY

  • 51.
    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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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want.
    (Frank Butler (1890-1967), British screenwriter, and Frank Cavett (1907-1973), U.S. screenwriter. Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald), Going My Way, after receiving a dog and her newborn puppies from a parishioner (1944).)
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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    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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  • 56.
    O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.
    (Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Calamus: A Song of Joys," Leaves of Grass (1855).)
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  • 57.
    The secret of fortune is joy in our hands.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 58.
    It is a greater joy to see the author's author, than himself.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nominalist and Realist," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 59.
    The joy that comes past hope and beyond expectation is like no other pleasure in extent.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 392.)
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  • 60.
    Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "The Soul of Man Under Socialism," Fortnightly Review.)
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