Joyful Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old joyful quotes, joyful sayings, and joyful proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To make this world joyful, let your heart overflow with joy.     

Debasish Mridha

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.     

Robert Frost

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

Guillaume Apollinaire

Happiness is a grateful spirit, an optimistic attitude, and a heart full of love.     


If you find some happiness inside yourself, you'll start finding it in lot of other places, too.     

Gladiola Montana

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.     

Mother Teresa

The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.     

John O'Donohue

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.     


To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.     

Mark Twain

My joy is watching people being joyful.     

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki

Happiness does not consist in things, but in the relish we have of them.     

Francois de la Rochefoucald

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.     

E E. Cummings

Joy is you at the deepest level, and your joy is one with the infinite timeless joy of this unbound universe.     

Robert Ellwood

Joy is the highest expression of love.     


It's joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you're kind of an easy mark.     

Larry King

To pursue joy is to lose it. The only way to get it is to follow steadily the path of duty, without thinking of joy, and then, like sheep, it comes most surely, unsought.     

A. Marc Lauren

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes better friends with ourselves and everybody around.     

Orison Marden

Style is joyful if you allow yourself to have joy.     

Stacy London

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

Joseph Campbell

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are. Joy is not necessarily what happens when things unfold according to our plans.     

Marianne Williamson

A joyful life isn't about others; it's about the brightness that is associated with being alive. Your path to it is through anything that replaces thinking with pure flight, pure joy.     

Martha Beck

There's no destination. The journey is all that there is, and it can be very, very joyful.     

Srikumar Rao

Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God.     

Robert Schuller

A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.     

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Open your arms and welcome the joy of today!     


Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.     

Count Leo Tolstoy

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

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.     

Carlos Castaneda

You don't have the power to make life fair, but you do have the power to make life joyful.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie