110+ Joy Quotes

These motivational joy quotes will change how you see the world and will really get you thinking in a way you may not have thought about before.

What are the benefits of reading some powerful joy quotes? As we go through each day, there are many ups and downs. We all need a little wisdom to remember what really matters and possibly change our perspectives.

Inspirational joy quotes have made an insightful positive impact in my life and I’m sure they will make a difference in yours as well. These quotes on joy will open up your mind to see situations in your life with more clarity and understanding.

Best Joy Quotes

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

Find joy in the ordinary. Anonymous

Whether you know or not, you are the infinite potential of love, peace, and joy. Annie Ray

Happiness is a warm puppy. Charles M. Schulz

It is not joy that makes us grateful. It is gratitude that makes us joyful. Anonymous

She found joy and wonder in every little thing. And joy and wonder always found her. Katrina Mayer

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The healthiest response to life is joy. Mark Twain

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. John Lennon

Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. Martin Luther King Jr.

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. Martha Washington

Joy is a choice based on being content regardless of circumstances. Understanding what encourages joy in your life can help you cultivate it and build up your resources for when circumstances are difficult. M. Ahlers

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

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Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer

Whoever is happy will make others happy. Anne Frank

Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life. Alexander MacLaren

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. Marianne Williamson

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. Andre Maurois

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck

If you’re a follower of Jesus, joy should be a way of life. Why? You’ve been completely forgiven – no guilt, no shame, no remorse, and no regrets. God has wiped them all out. Sounds like a good reason for joy to me. Rick Warren

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius

Sorrow does not take away, but adds to the Christian’s joy.  Lester Roloff

Joy; the kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. David Steindl-Rast

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. Mary Stuart

These beautiful love yourself quotes provide a source of wisdom and inspiration for anyone looking for the motivation.

Famous Joy Quotes

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx

All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien

Be committed to living in constant joy. Pam Brout

Learning to love yourself first brings more joy and peace than trying to love someone else. Anonymous

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.  Proverbs

Where there is love, there is joy. Mother Teresa

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

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. Jean Shinoda Bolen

Innovation comes from people who take joy in their work. W. Edwards Deming

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? Hunter S. Thompson

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. Louisa May Alcott

A joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together. Brene Brown

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Go find your joy. Whatever that is, go find your joy. Are you going to have a good day or are you going to have a great day? Because it’s completely up to you. Sandra Bullock

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home. It’s your responsibility to love it, or change it. Chuck Palahniuk

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free. Thich Nhat Hanh

If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness. Andy Rooney

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung

The only lasting and fully satisfying joys for any man lie on the other side of a cross.  Walter J. Chantry

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not. Seneca

I’d far rather be happy than right any day. Douglas Adams

Take a look through this collection of uplifting good vibes quotes and find the one that can keep you motivated and inspired as you work towards your goals.

Powerful Joy Quotes

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Mother Teresa

It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. L.M. Montgomery

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. Orhan Pamuk

To have joy in your heart, one must know how to appreciate the small things in life. Anonymous

Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right. Sarah Addison Allen

Find ecstasy in life: the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson

We can choose to live in joy. Joseph Campbell

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. Henri Nouwen

If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. Edith Wharton

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. Chinese Proverb

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie

Find out what gives you joy and do it. Anonymous

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. Mother Teresa

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. Jim Rohn

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. Winnie the Pooh

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. Daphne du Maurier

Prayer changes us in ways that we never thought would be possible. When we are unhappy, prayer can lift our hearts and fill it with unspeakable joy. Julia Bristol

short joy quotes

Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt

The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives. Russel M. Nelson

The Word of God is the source of man’s strength, wisdom and joy.  Janet Fuller

There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. Stephen Chbosky

You may be lonely, poor, and cold, neglected by the children, forgotten by your friends, yet may have the glad Christmas joy in your heart as Paul had, shut up in prison cells at Rome! John R. Rice

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

Joy is untouched by circumstance. Anonymous

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. Patch Adams

Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Faithfulness. Gentleness, and self-control. To these, I commit my day. Anonymous

These inspirational everything will be ok quotes can provide guidance, motivation, and insight.

Uplifting Joy Quotes

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be filled with joy. Anonymous

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. Steve Maraboli

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

Find joy in the journey. Anonymous

If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is a slavery. Maxim Gorky

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

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. Eleanor Roosevelt

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller

motivational joy quotes

If you can’t find joy in the path you are on and what you are working toward now, how do you expect to find joy once you get there? Anonymous

A joy that’s shared is a joy made double. Proverb

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.  Epictetus

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. J.R.R. Tolkien

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana

I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. Elizabeth Gilbert

If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap. If you want happiness for a day—go fishing. If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime—help someone else. Chinese Proverb

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn

We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end—it’s not the final curtain—it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing. Ralph Lauren

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.  William James

All happiness depends on courage and work. Honoré de Balzac

The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire

Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner

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

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. Charlotte Brontë

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde

These memories quotes will help you find the courage to make each day count.