Joy in the Words of Others (Joy Quotes)

joy quotesI wanted to share some Joy Quotes with you today.

Obviously, since I’ve been writing about Joy for over two weeks straight now (This is day 18 of 31 days of Joy in Motherhood)  I’ve done a ton of “research” about Joy on Google.

One of the things I’ve discovered is that there is a ton of great information out there, as well as a bunch of stuff that’s just “meh.”

So I wanted to share some of what I’ve found.

Joy Quotes from Literature

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
― Mark Twain

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
― John Keats

“There are random moments – tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children’s rooms – when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead.”
― Elizabeth BergThe Art of Mending

“Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.”
― Terry PratchettA Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32)

Joy Quotes from Scripture

Psalm 5:11
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 51:12
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Psalm 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

Psalm 94:19
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Proverbs 15:23
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!

Proverbs 23:24
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

Proverbs 29:17

Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
they will bring you the delights you desire.

Today’s “joy assignment”

Share your favorite joy quote.

If you need more ideas, I have a board of Joy Quotes on Pinterest.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination for eggs, socks, and books. She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family. She serves an amazing God. She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]

Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
Susan Baker
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  1. Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness. – Leo Tolstoy
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  2. By the time I finished reading your post, I had the lyrics of Joy to the World going through my head!
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    • Um… thanks? Now I have that song in my head too. Only I keep going back and forth between the Christmas carol and the one with the bullfrog. Very confusing.

  3. Great joyful quotes! It seems we’re in the same page… attitude is a powerful thing!
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