Quotations About / On:
Letters of love bring joy to the hearts.
Love brings joy to the heart.
The lips of peace bring joy to all.
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).)
Work as joy, inaccessible to the psychologists.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Eighth Notebook, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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).)
Our goal should be to achieve joy.
(Ana Castillo (b. 1953), Mexican-American poet, essayist, and feminist. Massacre of the Dreamers, ch. 7 (1994).)
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.)