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Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.

Evangelii Gaudium
Do anything, but let it produce joy. Do anything, but let it yield ecstasy.

Tropic of Cancer
The grass beyond your fence is always greener, but don't jump the fence to see whether it is actually so. Enjoy it! If it is greener on the other side of the fence, enjoy it. Why destroy things by jumping the fence and finding out that it is worse than your own grass?

Joy: The Happiness That Comes from Within
Like all enjoyable things, you see, it has unenjoyable parts to it.

The Dying Animal
Do anything, but let it produce joy.

Leaves of Grass
We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow
There is no hope of joy except in human relations
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."