Joyfulness Proverbs

Sayings about Joy & Joyfulness

Joyfulness is half your health. ~ Czech Proverbs

Peace is the well from which the stream of joy runs.  ~ Scottish Proverbs

A joy that’s shared is a joy made double. ~ English Proverbs

A wise teacher makes learning a joy.  ~ Traditional Proverb

Don’t promise something when you are full of joy; don’t answer letters when you are full of anger.  ~ Chinese Proverbs

Every joy will follow in grief’s footsteps.  ~ Malawian Proverbs

Friendship doubles joy and halves grief. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Half of an orange tastes just as sweet as a whole one. ~ Panamanian Proverbs

Hidden joy is an extinguished candle.  ~ Spanish Proverbs

If you get rich, be in a dark corner when you jump for joy.  ~ African Proverb

If you’re skilled, your wallet will be filled. ~ Yiddish Proverb

In the midst of great joy do not promise to give a man anything; in the midst of great anger do not answer a man’s letter. ~ Chinese Proverb

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.  ~ Japanese Proverbs

Joy and sorrow sleep in the same bed.  ~ Czech Proverb

Life itself cannot give you joy, unless you really will it. Life just gives you time and space; it’s up to you to fill it. ~ Chinese Proverb

Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.  ~ Jewish Proverb

No joy without wine.  ~ Hebrew Proverb

Nothing equals the joy of the drinker, except the joy of the wine in being drunk. ~ French Proverbs

Of no worldly good can the joy be perfect, unless it is shared by a friend. ~ Latin Proverbs

Old age is not a joy, but death is not a gain. ~ Russian Proverbs

One does not live on joy or die of sorrow.  ~ Yiddish Proverb

One joy scatters a hundred grieve. ~ Chinese Proverb

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.  ~ Swedish Proverb

Sorrow doesn’t kill — reckless joy does.  ~ West African Proverb

Sorrow is the child of too much joy.  ~ Chinese Proverb

The body of joy is not so big.  ~ Nigerian Proverbs

The bridge between joy and sorrow is not long. ~ German Proverb

The fear of death takes away the joy of living. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

The heir’s tears are but a mask to disguise his joy.  ~ Mexican Proverbs

The joy of a poor man does not last long. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

The less souls, the more joy.  ~ Yiddish Proverb

To be totally at leisure for one day is to be immortal for one day. ~Chinese Proverb

To long for everything: sorrow; to accept everything: joy.  ~ Indian Proverbs

A child is a certain sorrow and uncertain joy. ~ Swedish Proverb

A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy.  ~ Chinese Proverb

A house without a dog, a cat, or a little child is a house without joy or laughter.  ~ Scottish Proverb

Joyfulness Proverbs

Quotations about Joyfulness

It is the sum of the million little unconscious dispositions that go to make life joyful or painful. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The more the heart is sated with joy, the more it becomes insatiable. ~ Gabrielle Roy

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. ~ Pierre Coneille

Troubles loom up big when they’re ahead, and joys seem always sweeter when they’re past. ~ Edgar Guest

Stretch out your hand and take the world’s wide gift of Joy and Beauty. ~ Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. ~ Kahlil Gibran

The soul’s joy lies in doing. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love. ~ Moliere

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. ~ Helen Keller

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. ~ Hosea Ballou

Happiness… it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock … the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool’s living waters. ~ Robert Browning

The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy. ~ Samuel M. Shoemaker

Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale. ~ Stephanie Meyer

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Joy and grief are things of great hazard and danger in the life of man: The one breaks the heart; the other intoxicates the head. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. ~ Mother Teresa

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue. ~ Henry Fielding

There is no greater joy under the sun than the joy of giving: giving of one’s time, energy, talent, and money to help one’s fellow man. ~ William H. Taylor

Life is about enjoying yourself and having a good time. ~ Cher

All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven’t got it. ~ Eugene Field

Joys recollection is no longer joy, while Sorrow’s memory is a sorrow still. ~ Lord Byron

You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow. ~ Author Unknown

People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don’t want to suffer, they won’t be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by. ~ Geneen Roth

Joy has no cost. ~ Marianne Williamson

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs. ~ Jean Paul Richter

Joy runs deeper than despair. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one’s powers. And to use them to their height is our joy of duty. ~ Author Unknown

A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy. ~ Rumer Godden

Joys divided are increased. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be. ~ Charles Reade

Joy is not in things, it is in us. ~ Richard Wagner

Unexplained joy is always so keen that…it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable. ~ Jessie B. Fremont

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. ~ William Congreve

Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy. ~ Veda

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. ~ Henry Ford

We French found it and called it joie de vivre — the joy of living. ~ Renee Repound

Joy is free, unrestrained passion. ~ Eileen Stukane

Men are not put into this world to be everlastingly played on by the harping fingers of joy. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. ~ J. D. Salinger

Joy is the best wine.~ George Eliot

What I do, I do very well, and what I don’t do well, I don’t do at all. ~ Author Unknown

Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

You get more joy out of giving joy to others and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Joy is a subtle elf; I think one’s happiest when he forgets himself. ~ Cyril Tourneur

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. ~ Bible

Joy is good–the angel’s food. ~ Caroline Spencer

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

What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they’ve taken away? ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life. ~ Sister Mary Rose McGeady

Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside. ~ Dr. Melba Colgrove

I have drunken deep of joy, and I will taste no other wine tonight. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

To pursue joy is to lose it. The only way to get it is to follow steadily the path of duty. ~ Alexander Maclaren

Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely. ~ Georgia Within

Joy, has no cost. ~ Marianne Williamson

There’s a great joy in my giving. It’s thrilling. It’s exhilarating. It’s important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy. ~ W. Clement Stone

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam. ~ Author Unknown

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

Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. ~ Ralph Ransom

There is no hope of joy except in human relations. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You Can Have it All: A Simple Guide to a Joyful and Abundant Life. ~ Book preview

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