Saturday, May 26, 2007

Quotes of the Week #2- Joy

The subject of this week's quotations is joy! I find it humorous that the week before finals, I posted quotations on courage, and now that school is over, I'm posting quotations on joy. I didn't plan it that way! :D How funny! Okay, here are your quotations of the week:

1. Every joy is gain. And gain is gain, however small.
-Robert Browning

2. Joy is prayer—Joy is strength—Joy is love—Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen.
-Mother Teresa

3. The joy that comes past hope and beyond expectation is like no other pleasure in extent.
-Sophocles

4. Surely joy is the condition of life.
-Henry David Thoreau

5. The writer's joy is the thought that can become emotion, the emotion that can wholly become a thought.
-Thomas Mann

Humorous Quote:
I wish you joy of your unhappiness, since you cling to it so.
-Mason Cooley

Random Quote:
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
-C.S. Lewis

Becca Johnson

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