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He that hath so many and great causes of joy, and yet is in love with sorrow and peevishness, deserves to starve in the midst of plenty, and to want comfort, while he is encircled with blessings.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

Every man rejoices twice when he has a partner of his joy; a friend shares my sorrow and makes it but a moiety, but he swells my joy and makes it double.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

Prayer should be the means by which I, at all times, receive all that I need, and, for this reason, be my daily refuge, my daily consolation, my daily joy, my source of rich and inexhaustible joy in life.

    Author: John Chrysostom

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.

    Author: John Calvin

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

    Author: Karl Barth

The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.

    Author: Matthew Henry

What think we of Christ? Is He altogether glorious in our eyes, and precious to our hearts? May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all. May we daily be made more like to Him, and more devoted to His service.

    Author: Matthew Henry

Discontents are sometimes the better part of our life. I know not which is the most useful. Joy I may choose for pleasure; but adversities are the best for profit; and sometimes these do so far help me, that I should, without them, want much of the joy I have.

    Author: Owen Feltham

A certain joyful, though humble, confidence becomes us when we pray in the Mediator's name. It is due to Him; when we pray in His name it should be without wavering. Remember His merits, and how prevalent they must be. "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace."
- Nehemiah Adams

    Author: Assorted Authors

At the least bear patiently, if thou canst not joyfully.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.

    Author: Thomas Merton

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