joy

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on action, concern, emptiness, inaction, joy, quiet, sage, silence, stillness, and study

The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied. It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, not because he wills to be quiet. . . . Joy does all things without concern. For emptiness, stillness, tranquillity, tastelessness, silence, and non-action are the root of all things.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, 13:1, pp. 119, 121

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on body, chance, endurance, joy, and sage

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.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on death, failure, glory, honor, joy, life, possessions, power, shame, sorrow, success, wealth, and world

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.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, (12:2, pp. 106-107)

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A Quote by Charles Swindoll on friendship, heart, imagination, joy, and life

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Charles Swindoll

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A Quote by Charles M. Schulz on depression and joy

This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. . . . The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. . . . If you're going to get any joy oujt of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.

Charles M. Schulz

Source: Charlie Brown in “Peanuts” Cartoon., United Feature Syndicate

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on heaven, illusions, joy, tears, and world

This world is all a fleeting show, For man's illusion given; The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow,- There 's nothing true but Heaven.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: This World is all a fleeting Show.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on joy and pain

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Oh stay! oh stay! Joy so seldom weaves a chain Like this to-night, that oh 't is pain To break its links so soon.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Fly not yet.

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on adversity, bitterness, character, joy, and responsibility

Adversity attracts the man of character. He seeks out the bitter joy of responsibility.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Celia Thaxter on certainty, children, earth, happiness, innocence, joy, musicians, poets, rest, tears, and tranquility

Like the musician, the painter, the poet, and the rest, the true lover of flowers is born, not made. And he is born to happiness in this vale of tears, to a certain amount of the purest joy that earth can giver her children, joy that is tranquil, innocent, uplifting, unfailing.

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

Source: An Island Garden, 1894

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A Quote by Catherine Rippenger Fenwick on body, joy, laughter, mind, play, and soul

Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy.

Catherine Rippenger Fenwick

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