Joy bursts in our lives when we go about doing the good at hand and not trying to manipulate things and times to achieve joy.
— C.S. Lewis
Our joy ends where love of the world begins.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Always let them think of you as singing and dancing.
— Anita Brookner
Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic.
— Rosalind Russell
When I think of God, my heart is so filled with joy that the notes fly off as from a spindle.
— Joseph Haydin
If you can identify what you still have energy to do while suffering from burnout, you’re well on your way to knowing what your life purpose is.
— John Stanko
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
— Howard Thurman
You were born with an inner guidance system that tells you when you are on or off purpose by the amount of joy you are experiencing. The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose.
— Jack Canfield
What is the chief end of man? To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.
— Westminster Shorter Catechism of the Presbyterian Church
You can easily take your purpose for granted because to you it’s second nature. What do you do that causes people to say, “Wow, how did you do that?”? You probably reply, “It was nothing.” In a sense, it was nothing to you because it was consistent with your purpose.
— John Stanko
I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait.
— Og Mandino
Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
— Reginna Brett
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
— Cuthbert Collingwood
Why should we need extra time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we expect to enjoy our life, we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it, not just at stated intervals when we can get time or when we have nothing else to do.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, where they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life.
— Og Mandino
The more one gives to others, the more one receives in return.
— Tom Osborne
Those who give with joy, joy is their reward.
— Kahlil Gibran
If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.
— Matthew 10:42
The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence.
— P. Godwin
The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
— Orison Marden
The infectiously joyous men and women are those who forget themselves in thinking about others and serving others.
— Robert McCracken
Te be of service is a solid foundation for contentment in this world.
— Charles Eliot
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
— Leo Tolstoy
When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
— John Gardner
Servants work for low pay, long hours and no applause, “wasting” their talents and skills among the poor and uneducated. Somehow, though, in the process of losing their lives they find them.
— Philip Yancey
It’s when I let myself get little that I tumble head over heels into joy.
— Thomas Kinkade
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.
Businesses focus too much on “productivity” and too little on fun. I’ve made more money by having fun than I have not having fun.
— Dave Thomas
Along with everything else, you need to have fun.
— Mike Krzyzewski
Laughing, singing and dancing are the fastest ways to transform worries into celebration. Having fun together will strengthen your family and foster easy, honest relationships among all of you. And as your children grow they are much more likely to enjoy being with the family if everyone is having a good time.
— Judy Ford
Deferred joys purchased by sacrifice are always the sweetest.
— Mike Doyle
Sacrifice and self-denial lie behind every success.
— Vince Lombardi
In order to succeed greatly, you have to sacrifice greatly. Nobody ever said it would be easy.
— Mike Pruitt
Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice.
— Gary Player
The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
— Gaylord Nelson