Quotation Explorer - 'Joys'

You are an ocean in a drop of dew,all the universes in a thin sack of blood.What are these pleasures then,these joys, these worldsthat you keep reaching for,hoping they will make you more alive? - Jalaluddin Rumi
There were silences in my head. I could abandon myself completely to the pleasure of multiple relationships, to the beauty of the day, to the joys of the day. It was as if a cancer in me had ceased gnawing me. The cancer of introspection. - Anaïs Nin
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Literature matters because it is how humanity, with all its losses and joys, can become a work of art. - Lisa C. Taylor
Ah! Summer is here. Celebrate the lights, dance with the blooming flowers, swim with the heart touching waves, sing under the dreamy starlight, dance with the winds, fall in love with the blue sky and the simple joys of life. - Debasish Mridha
We must return to optimism in our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities. - Fred G. Gosman
We chase wild dreams and long for all that eludes us, when the greatest joys are within our grasp, if we can only recognize them. - Ben Sherwood
Evidently, one thing seems to have more value in direct proportion to whether or not we feel we have the freedoms, joys or conveniences of that thing. - David Brier
If it can be verified, we don't need faith... Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys. - Madeleine L'Engle
There are three absolute freedoms that we have that no one can take away; freedom to think, freedom to love and freedom to feel the joys of life. - Debasish Mridha
Joys are like stray cats...the more you feed them...the more you get! ~Bertha - Jane Carroll
One reason we have children I think is to learn that parts of ourselves we had given up for dead are merely dormant and that the old joys can re emerge fresh and new and in a completely different form. - Anne Fadiman
Whoever isn’t in a cage is free,You can stroll, fly or go deep down in the sea,Being in limits is never a choice,Curtailment never made moments of joys. - Sahil Sachdeva
Sixty years is too brief a compass for man’s imagination. The incomplete joys of this world can never satisfy his heart. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Were kisses all the joys in bed,/One woman would another wed. - William Shakespeare
Life can only be filled with joys as we make our egos small enough to accept the fact that joy comes to those in whom there is only room for it to spill over. - S. Emmanuel Epps
There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them. - Greta Garbo
Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in you humdrum routine, the true poetry of life - the poetry of the commonplace, of the ordinary person, of the plain, toilworn, with their loves and their joys, their sorrows and griefs. - William Osler
Papa said that I should never be jealous of another's marriage. Whatever joys I imagine them having are just my imaginings. The reality is far more complicated and vast. - Laura Moncur
Life is fleeting;your joys make it seem even shorter,but your sorrows make it seem too long. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It's only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade. - Mizu Sahara
My mind to me a kingdom is, Such present joys therein I find, That it excels all other bliss. - Sir Edward Dyer
Fresh clean sheets are one of life's small joys.
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose..! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place.... O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation. - Augustine of Hippo
I've been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I've suddenly realised it is one of life's joys. - Benedict Cumberbatch
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. - Willa Cather
Let all thy joys be as the month of May. - Francis Quarles
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys. - Andre Gide
You don't choose your life; it chooses you. There's no point in asking why life has reserved certain joys or griefs, you just accept them and carry on. We can't shoos our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys and griefs we're given. - Paul Coelho
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief - Marcus Tullius Cicero
When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness, and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys. - Emmuska Orczy
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. - Henry Ward Beecher
Accept the pain, cherish the joys, resolve the regrets; then can come the best of benedictions - 'If I had my life to live over, I'd do it all the same.' - Joan McIntosh
The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living… - Dione Lucas
As adults we get so entrapped in illusions and trivia, that we forget the true essence of life; and so often we need to connect with children, to understand that it is the little, priceless joys that make life beautiful and worthy. - Manprit Kaur
My mind to me a kingdom is,Such present joys therein I find,That it excels all other blissThat world affords or grows by kind.Though much I want which most would have,Yet still my mind forbids to crave. - Edward Dyer
We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings. - Ludwig van Beethoven
Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over everyday, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and affecting that the heart is nearly stilled in astonishment.
A good mother does not live only for her children. She always has some bond with other mothers, no matter what class, nationality or race they may be. All mothers have the same joys, the same sorrows, the same anxieties. All mothers think first of their child and of children. - Werenfried Von Straaten
May all your joys be pure joys, and all your pain champagne. - Mrs. Graham
There is no greater misery than false joys. - Bernard of Clairvaux
If you learn to develop an abundant mentality you will not be envious of others, you will celebrate their successes, you share in their joys and pains; don't see life as a competition but a complimentary. - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief. - Joseph Addison
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. - Kahlil Gibran
Chase a butterfly and you will discover the joys of wandering into uncharted trails. - Vinita Kinra
One of the great joys of science has to be turning a thought that surfaced one night over a few beers into a full-blown project. - Joe Roman
This, this indeed is to be accursed, For if we mortals love, or if we sing, We count our joys not by what we have, But by what kept us from that perfect thing. - Paul Laurence Dunbar
Music has always assuaged my lacerations, brightened my hours, added glow to my little joys and given wings to my fantasy flights. - Balroop Singh
And did with sighs their fate deplore,Since I must shelter them no more;And if before my joys were such,In having heard, and seen too much,My grief must be as great and high,When all abandoned I shall be,Doomed to a silent destiny. - Aphra Behn
The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Time is a terrible thing because it can erase both joys and pains. - Gosho Aoyama
To be allowed, no, invited into the private lives of strangers, and to share their joys and fears, was a chance to exchange the Southern bitter wormwood for a cup of mead with Beowulf or a hot cup of tea and milk with Oliver Twist. - Maya Angelou
Heaven, envious of our joys, is waxen pale; And when we whisper, then the stars fall down To be partakers of our honey talk.(Dido, Queen of Carthage 4.4.52-54) - Christopher Marlowe
Fear is the strong passion; it is with fear that you must trifle, if you wish to taste the intensest joys of living. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Nobody can feel better than the man who is completely taken in. To be intelligent may be a boon, but to be completely trusting, gulible to the point of idiocy, to surrender without reservation, is one of the supreme joys of life. - Henry Miller
The soul's joys are greater than the heart's pleasures. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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