Archive for the 'Joy Quotes' Category

“Once, when my feet were bare…” Sadi, The Gulistan

“Once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining shoes I came to the chief of Kufah in a state of much dejection, and saw there a man who had no feet. I returned thanks to God and acknowledged his mercies, and endured my want of shoes with patience.” Sadi, […]

“A baby is born with…” Frank Howard Clark

“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” Frank Howard Clark

“Be who you are and…” Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

“Whatever you are…” Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln

“Nobody gets to live life…” Ann Landers

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” Ann Landers

“As long as you are…” Donald Trump

“As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“You will find as you…” Henry Drummond

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” Henry Drummond

“Sometimes the heart sees what…” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Loving people live in a…” Wayne Dyer

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. But it’s the same world. How come?” Wayne Dyer

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of…” Anonymous

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Anonymous

“The main things which seem…” Bertrand Russell

“The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.” Bertrand Russell

“You can make your life…” Wayne Dyer

“You can make your life into a grand ever-evolving work of art. The key is your thoughts, the wondrous invisible part of you that is your spiritual soul.” Wayne Dyer

“The real test of friendship…” Eugene Kennedy

“The real test of friendship is: can you do literally nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple.” Eugene Kennedy

“If you don’t have a dream…” Oscar Hammerstein

“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?” Oscar Hammerstein

“Derive happiness in oneself from…” Henri Matisse

“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” Henri Matisse

“Write the bad things that…” Arabic Parable

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” Arabic Parable

“God didn’t call us to be…” Mother Teresa

“God didn’t call us to be successful, just faithful.” Mother Teresa

“There’s no point in being…” Doctor Who

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.” Doctor Who

“Time is the coin of…” Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

“If you want to be happy…” Anonymous

“If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do.” Anonymous

“There are always flowers…” Henri Matisse

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

“We choose our joys…” Kahlil Gibran

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

“You can complain because roses…” Ziggy

“You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” Ziggy

“We can escape the prison…” Gary Craig

“We can escape the prison of our own beliefs and enter the Palace of Possibilities when we allow ourselves to be astonished by everything.” Gary Craig

“What lies behind us…” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Where there is love…” Mahatma Gandhi

“Where there is love, there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi

“If you want to…” Anonymous

“If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.” Anonymous

“Life is not measured…” Anonymous

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Anonymous

“Look at everything…” Betty Smith

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith