Do not lose joy in life as you grow old in years. Let not your 'joie de vivre be crushed under the weight of years.
Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.
There's nothing like having a great friends when you see them, you get that joy - that you can't really compare it with anything else.
— Zooey Deschanel
Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime.
— Zoltan Kodaly
Part of the joy I'm discovering in acting is the fact that it's uncomfortable to me, that it's challenging, and the possibilities of always being able to improve on something, of always being able to try something new, it's intriguing and exciting.
— Zoe Bell
Love is cheering and sharing and compassion, and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy, or relief to anyone or anything.
— Ziggy Marley
One should not seek happiness, just nurture the spirit of joy as the basis of summoning happiness. One should not try to escape misfortune, just get rid of viciousness as a means of avoiding misfortune.
— Zicheng Hong
A thousand pieces of gold may hardly bring a moment's happiness, but a small favor can cause a lifetime's gratitude. Too much love can turn to enmity, while aloofness can produce joy.
— Zicheng Hong
Goods and possessions are no gain in his eyes. He stays far from wealth and honor. Long life is no ground for joy, nor early death for sorrow. Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame. Had he all the world's power he would not hold it as his own. If he conquered everything he would not take it to himself. His glory is in knowing that all things come together in One and life and death are equal.
We possess our body by chance and we are already pleased with it. If our physical bodies went through ten thousand transformations without end, how incomparable would this joy be! Therefore the sage roams freely in the realm in which nothing can escape, but all endures.
Therefore, the truly great man, although he does not injure others, does not credit himself with charity and mercy (these are natural to him). He does not seek gain, but does not despise his followers who do. He struggles not for wealth, but does not take credit for leaving it alone... The ranks and emoluments of the world are to him no cause for joy, it's punishments and shame no cause for disgrace.
I was given life because it was my time, and now I take leave of it according to the same law. Content with the natural sequence of these events, I am touched neither by joy nor by grief. I am simply hanging in the air ... incapable of freeing myself, tied by the threads of things.
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.
To have attained to the human form is a source of joy... What an incomparable bliss it is to undergo these countless transitions.
Joy, anger, sorrow, happiness, find no place in that man's breast; for to him all creation is ONE. And all things being thus united in ONE, his body and limbs are but as dust of the earth, and life and death, beginning, and end, are but as night and day, and cannot destroy his peace. How much less such trifles as gain or loss, misfortune or good fortune?
Each creature walks a perfect earth. Each one gets the suffering and comfort that he needs. When ALL cravings and needs are satisfied, each bit of Soul, merges again with the One.The amount of joy and suffering in the world is always counterbalanced. One person's evil can terrify thousands, but one person's good can succour thousands too.
When people doubt your abilities, the greatest joy on earth is making them eat their words.
— Zacky Vengeance
Most of my work is comedy; it's meant to inspire empathy in people and help them find joy.
— Zach Anner
There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination.
— Zac Posen
In such a fast-paced world, gathering people around a table to share a meal allows everything to slow down. I would ask people to sit at least once a week around a table and just enjoy each other's company. Give them the time to talk, laugh, and fill their bellies. It seems like a small thing, but it can bring so much joy to so many people.
— Zac Posen
I can edit into infinity. It's such a joy. I'd probably edit until the last word. Until there's only one word left.
— Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory. You have to get to know the meaning not just of joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin.
— Yuri Gagarin
Suddenly the full long wail of a ship's horn surged through the open window and flooded the dim room-a cry of boundless, dark, demanding grief; pitch-black and glabrous as a whale's back and burdened with all the passions of the tides, the memory of voyages beyond counting, the joys, the humiliations: the sea was screaming.
— Yukio Mishima
According to Eshin's Essentials of Salvation, the Ten Pleasures are but a drop in the ocean when compared to the joys of the Pure Land.
— Yukio Mishima
My chief joy is to photograph the great in heart, in mind, and in spirit, whether they be famous or humble.
— Yousuf Karsh
I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.
— Youssou N'Dour
Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching.
— Yoko Ono
I think that peace is, in many ways, a precondition of joy.
— Yo-Yo Ma
There is no joy nobler than suffering for the sake of love for man.
— Yevgeny Zamyatin
I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life.
— Yevgeny Yevtushenko
We are living in a world where the individual must learn to command the raw materials of expression. He must not be dependent all the time on the ready-made, the finished product. It's the transferring, the changing of the raw into what is the expression of your own self " the whole joy and satisfaction and frustration of life is built into this.
— Yehudi Menuhin
The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.
— Yasunari Kawabata
I started growing roses. I enjoyed the craft of it and that they're difficult to look after; they can provide joy.
— Yannis Philippakis
From joy all beings have come and unto joy they all return.
Everything comes out in blues music: joy , pain , struggle . Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance.
— Wynton Marsalis
Creativity is an ode to life. It is not a form of entertainment. It is a form of joy.
— Wynn Bullock
I know it sounds corny, man, but I like to bring folks joy, and I like to have a good time. I know folks like to be with somebody who's having a good time. You sure as hell don't want to be with somebody who's having a bad day.
— Wolfman Jack
Doing a route at the absolute limit of the possible demands and encourages a coordination of all peripheral factors. It is, at the same time, a sign of joy and contentment with that moment, perhaps even a mirror of the equlibrium in your inner spirit, a mirror of a liberated state of mind.
— Wolfgang Gullich
Writing music is my one and only passion and joy.
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
My interest in culture generally is a comparative one, and I think that's where the word joy, I think, can be applicable. There's joy in actually seeing the relatedness, the connectedness of different cultures or recognising, for instance, your own culture in another or another culture in your own culture and feeling an air to all of them.
— Wole Soyinka