joy

A Quote by Ayn Rand on love, values, character, joy, and virtue

Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Gerontissa Makrina on god, christianity, forgiveness, peace, love, spirituality, freedom, truth, joy, and enlightenment

If you are never angry, always forgiving instantly and constantly blaming yourself knowing you can never be right, you will have heaven on earth and in your heart.  And Christ will help you to do all these things.  You must be like Christ.  You must never love one sister more than another sister, love each sister equally.  If they hurt you or wrong you, love them even more."

Gerontissa Makrina (+1995)

Gerontissa Makrina

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on love, creation, joy, purpose, soul, and life

We are
People who need to love, because
Love is the soul's life,

Love is simply creation's greatest joy.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

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A Quote by Hafiz on pleasure, bitterness, and joy

There is no pleasure without a tincture of bitterness.

Hafiz

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on greatness, soul, happiness, fate, value, and joy

A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what makes greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, self-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in store for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of his mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the universe.

He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the slave of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the vicissitudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by St. Staretz Silouan on god, christianity, pride, humility, peace, freedom, joy, truth, love, and stillness

The spirit of obedience is necessary not only in monks, but everyone else, too.  Even the Lord was obedient.  The proud and those who are a law unto themselves prevent the indwelling of grace and therefore never know peace of soul; whereas the grace of the Holy Spirit enters with ease into the soul of the obedient, bringing joy and quiet.

St. Staretz Silouan

Source: Saint Silouan, the Athonite‎ - by Sofroniĭ (Archimandrite)

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A Quote by Linda Hogan on lovers, trees, birds, metaphor, and joy

Let's kneel down
through all the worlds of the body
like lovers.  I know
I am a tree and full of life
and I know you, you
are the flying one and will leave.
But can't we swallow the sweetness
and can't you sing in my arms
and sleep in the human light
of the sun and moon I have been
drinking alone.

Linda Hogan

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 47 (from A Thought)

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A Quote by Charles Tart on joy, aliveness, life, experience, and awareness

There is a joy in the actual taste of vanilla ice cream that does not come from knowing the chemical formula of vanilla. There is a joy, an inherent aliveness in the body that you can experience if you pay attention to your body. But if you live up in your head, in your words all the time, you don’t notice it.

Charles Tart

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, service, true spirituality, truth, freedom, enlightenment, love, joy, and peace

All of us have been called to serve God. We do this in our families, our parishes and our secular jobs. We serve God when we serve one another. Our acts of kindness and generosity, our prayers for our loved ones and our enemies, are all offerings to God which He receives from us and uses for the benefit of all mankind.
 

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH

http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Bishop Joseph

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A Quote by King Solomon on pride, humility, god, spirituality, life, freedom, peace, truth, joy, and enlightenment

He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
from the Book of Proverbs
 

King Solomon

Source: The Holy Bible

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