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  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
  • Greg Anderson
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    ... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    Hate is a kind of 'passive suffering', but indignation is a kind of joy.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness - calling their denial knowledge.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    ''I have no name:'' I am but two days old. ''What shall I call thee?'' I happy am, ''Joy is my name.'' sweet joy befall thee!
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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    A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked…
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

    Source: Endymion (1818) I, 1

  • A. D. Hope
    A. D. Hope
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    Adam had learned the jolly deed of kind:
    He took her in his arms and there and then
    Like the clean beasts, embracing from behind,
    Began in joy to found the breed of men.

    Source: Imperial Adam (l. 25-28)

  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ''It's pretty, but is it Art?''
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