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Here are 25 observations on joy and happiness. Sayings with no author names put behind them, may be credited T. Kinnes.


A mind is helped by joy, decency and subtle tact to preserve its deep sanity.

A person's real worth, dignity and heartfelt joy in life will be largely independent of professions or social esteem.

A sense of joy gets people through marriage.

A sense of joy may take the pressure off some stress.

Choose joys that are good for a healthy life.

Christianity: a confining joy ride depending much on id-related sources and a sort of cunning.

Happiness can be the harvest of a quiet eye (Austin Malley).

Heartfelt joy is merry.

Joys of life will dwindle if you should love a hateful looter and failure.

Look better than outwardly for great joy.

Merriment should be lifted to be a possession for all eternity.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar (Helen Keller, The Story of My Life).

Play and joy go well along together.

Simple joys tend to be good ones.

The day we censor joyous laughter is a sad one, for sure.

The joy of exercise is attainable to many.

The joyful individual may be the one who manages to see clearly and soberly and take charge also.

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it (Michel de Montaigne).

There is a lot elevated joy in a good realisation.

There is such a thing as good, honest joy.

They joy of life come from greater joy.

Those who steal from innocent hearts, are robbing them of joy too.

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! (Maxim Gorky).

You can avoid saying a joyous thing to a joyless man.

Your heart tells a lot by simple joy welling up.


Joy and happiness quotations, gladness quotes, Literature  

Baer. Ruth A. Practising Happiness: How Mindfulness Can Free You From Psychological Traps and Help You Build the Life You Want. London: Robinson, 2014.

Boniwell, Ilona. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness. 3rd ed. Maidenhead, Berkshire: Open University Press, 2012.

Frybo, Mirka. The Art of Happiness: Teachings of Buddhist Psychology. Boston, MA: Shambhala, 1989.

Golden, Pam. Choose the Happiness Habit. La Quinta, CA: Roedway, 1998.

Keller, Jeff, ed. Success and Happiness: Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets. Upper Black Eddy, PA: Austin Bay, 2007.

Massy, Carl. The Guidebook to Happiness: Learn the Specific DO's and DON'Ts to Raise Your Default Level of Happiness. Singapore: Worlds Biggest Gym, 2012. ⍽▢⍽ A simple and easy to read book of coaching.

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