Happiness and Joy
"The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life."
-- Jack Boland
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
-- Guatama Buddha
"It is pleasing to God whenever thou rejoicest or laughest from the bottom of thy heart."
-- Martin Luther
"I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others."
-- Booker T. Washington
"Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you."
-- James Freeman Clarke
"To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy…is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."
-- Maurice Maeterlinck
"Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy."
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach