Joy in Literature for Your New Year

The world is full of books, and those books are full to the brim with quotes. As the new year begins, many people chose a new mantra to carry them into the new months.  Here are some of our favorite ones about our favorite topic: JOY! Use them as inspiration to live a joyful life in 2016.

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain 
“Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.” – Terry Pratchett
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens
“When we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus”  – Corrie ten Boom
“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.”  – Elisabeth Elliot
“When we lay the soil of our hard lives open to the rain of grace and let joy penetrate our cracked and dry places, let joy soak into our broken skin and deep crevices, life grows. How can this not be the best thing for the world? For us?”  – Ann Voskamp
“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.” – Mother Teresa 
 
 

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