When the affections so kindly break loose, Joy, is another name for Religion.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 20, "The prodigal son" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996).
Sterne's comment on the welcomed return of the prodigal.)
Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 320, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 499, "Friend," (1878).
Wordplay between Nietzsche's coinage Mitfreude ("rejoicing in our joy") and Mitleiden ("suffering over our suffering" or, more conventionally, "pitying").)