Joy Quotes

Joy is an important experience and quality we can cultivate. Appreciative joy is one of the four brahma-viharas, and it’s important to really pause and notice the joy in our lives. This doesn’t mean we should pretend we’re happy when we aren’t, but we can pause to notice the small moments of joy that arise.

quotes about joy“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
-The Buddha (Dhammapada)

“There are two kinds of happiness, mental happiness and outer happiness. Outer happiness comes through meeting with an external object, and is transitory. Mental happiness comes about through meditation and positive thought, it is stable and does not cause suffering.One cannot be happy if one does not have mental happiness, no matter how abundant the external sources of outer happiness are, but if one is truly happy in ones mind, then one is unaffected by outer problems.”
-Ven. Tenzin Dongak

“Many people think of excitement as happiness. They are thinking of something, or expecting something that they consider to be happiness, and for them, that is already happiness. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV

“In essence, keep your mind relaxed at all times and accept the manifold experiences of life. Look at all situations with a sense of cheer and humor and, just as we may watch a comedy on the television to relieve tension, we should laugh at ourselves and have no tension.”
-Geshe Namgyal Wangchen

“If you neglect to protect your mind, you can neither close the door to suffering nor open the door to happiness.”
-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

joy quote“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… It’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.”
-Chuck Palahniuk

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”
-Carlos Santana

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

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
-Dr. Seuss

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
-Nicolas Chamfort

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

“Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

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

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

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