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20 Joyful Quotes To Lift Your Heart by Bernardo Moya

Here are 20 powerful quotes all about joy and the life we lead. I hope you get as much out of them as I do!



1. Power of friendship

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” ­ Charles R. Swindoll


2. Joy’s healing power

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” ­ Joseph Campbell


3. Embracing your you­niqueness!

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices ­ today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” ­ Kevyn Aucoin


4. Family value

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” ­ Richard Bach


5. Where happiness can be found

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” ­ Franklin D. Roosevelt


6. The secret of the great teacher

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ­ Albert Einstein


7. Life­shaping thoughts

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ­ Buddha


8. The unexpected!

“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.” ­ Henri Nouwen


9. Respect

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” ­ Max de Pree


10. Emotional power

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” ­ Hosea Ballou


11. Creativity

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” ­ Antoine de Saint­Exupery


12. The process

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” ­ Greg Anderson


13. The prophet

“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ­ Khalil Gibran


14. More than a game?

“The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.”­ Michael Jordan


15. Looking back…

“If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.” ­ Audrey Hepburn


16. Yes!

“Beauty is whatever gives joy.” ­ Edna St. Vincent Millay


17. Eternity

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” ­ John Keats


18. Redemption

“I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful ­ for all of it.” ­ Kristin Armstrong


19. Life

“Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” ­ Kent Nerburn


20. Patience

“I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” ­ Joyce Meyer


Enjoy these great, joy­brining quotes!

Bernardo Moya

Bernardo is the founder of The Best You, author of The Question, Find Your True Purpose, an entrepreneur, writer, publisher, TV producer and seminar promoter to some of the biggest names in Personal Development. He is editor-in-chief of The Best You magazine – a fascinating voice in the Personal Development world.

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