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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Joy Comes in the Morning...or for this Month -- Everyday!

It's a new month, which means a new blog chain. Our topic this month is Joy and you can follow everyone's thoughts on it by clicking on the links to the right of this post. To start us off, I am including some memorable quotes on joy by those who have achieved fame.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
Albert Einstein

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
William Shakespeare
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Tony Robbins

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
C. S. Lewis

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
Mahatma Gandhi
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Helen Keller

While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
Lewis Carroll

I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High
Psalm 9:2 New Living Testament


  1. I really enjoy these quotes. Thank you for getting the CW gang started on our joy-filled month!

  2. Very nice. I enjoyed this immensely! :)


  3. I really liked this, "I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy," from C. S. Lewis. Indeed!

    Thank you for gathering the quotes and sharing them.

  4. It seems you're making a joyful noise unto the Lord today. I always enjoy the kernels of wisdom encapsulated in a short quote. One could hope that someday we'll each write something quotable.
    Peace and Blessings.

  5. A very joyful start to the month. Thank you for sharing these quotes Chris. I think this month's topic is going to be very good for all of us. I am feeling the joy already.

  6. a Joyous collection of quotes to start the month of Joy a bubbling
    biiiiig hug

  7. I love reading inspiring quotes, thanks for this collection to start off the month of Joy!!

  8. This was a very inspiring way to start us off!

  9. Wonderful idea for "joy" post- lots to ponder.

  10. My favorite was the Joy as a net to catch souls. What a cool observation.

  11. Some great thoughts on joy, Christine! Worth saving! Thank you. May you have a very blessed Easter.

  12. Wonderful quotes, Chris! I especially like the last one. :)

  13. Great quotes on this topic, Chris. I like the way you saved the best one for last!