15 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Find Joy

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A joyful life, lived in peaceful bliss, is the best existence we can hope to achieve. It’s the kind of life that produces positive vibes and feel-good energy, and encourages us to look to the future with high hopes.

Pure joy might seem like a fleeting emotion, but even if you only feel it for a moment in time, you can hold on to it. You can relish in it.

Related: Finding Your Personal Joy

Get in a joyful state of mind right now with these 15 inspiring quotes.

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1. “We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” —Joseph Campbell

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2. “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” —Chuck Palahniuk

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3. “The soul’s joy lies in doing.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley

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4. “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” —Carlos Santana

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5. “Let your joy be in your journey—not in some distant goal.” —Tim Cook

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6. “The joy that isn’t shared dies young.” —Anne Sexton

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7. “There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” —Khalil Gibran

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8. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” —Nhat Hanh

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9. “We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.” —Goldie Hawn

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10. “Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” —Mark Twain

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11. “Just follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it’s meant to take you.” —Jonathan Groff

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12. “The more the heart is sated with joy, the more it becomes insatiable.” —Gabrielle Roy

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13. “Joy is increased by spreading it to others.” —Robert Murray McCheyne

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14. “Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.” —Helen Keller

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15. “Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.” —Mahatma Gandhi

Related: TED Talks: ‘The Habits of Happiness’

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Lydia Sweatt is a freelance writer, bookworm, and bass guitar enthusiast. When she goes outside, a bicycle goes with her.

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