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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.
  • Zoltan Kodaly
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    Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime.
  • 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!
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
    Source: The Conquest of Happiness
  • 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 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)
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    All joy emphasises our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings.
  • 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.
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