1. I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy. -C. S. Lewis

2. The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it. -Michel de Montaigne

3. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. -Mother Teresa

4. The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. -George Bernard Shaw

5. This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. -George Bernard Shaw

6. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. -Albert Einstein

7. Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing. -William Shakespeare

8. As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision. -Helen Keller

9. Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it. -Chuck Palahniuk

10. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. -Mother Teresa

11. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. -Richard Bach

12. There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. -Khalil Gibran

13. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. -Jim Rohn

14. Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. -Plato

15. Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. -Marianne Williamson

16. The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift. -Ellen DeGeneres

17. Well, your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another, especially when it was done with no thought of something in return. -John Wooden

18. He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise. -William Blake

19. It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. -Amelia Barr

20. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. -Leo Buscaglia

21. Joy is not in things; it is in us. -Richard Wagner

22. A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. -Hugh Sidey

23. There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. -Khalil Gibran

24. Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King! - Joy to the World

25. The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. -Charles Dickens