We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Never misunderstand seriousness for sincerity. Sincerity is very playful, never serious. It is true, authentic, but never serious. Sincerity does not have a long face, it is bubbling with joy, radiating with an inner joyousness.
Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life - to learn something is a joy to me.
I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in.
Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!
Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life... because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who... have never shed a tear.
Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.
Patience is the key to joy.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.