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Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth --look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.

Like what you do, if you don't like it, do something else.
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.
Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. [Ecclesiastes 2:24]
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.
We French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living.
Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.
We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.
When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying?
Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters.
If you've enjoyed a little and endured a lot, you've really done pretty well.
The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't -- it just keeps you from enjoying it.
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.
You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.
Nothing is interesting if you are not interested.
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
Don't complain because you don't have. Enjoy what you've got.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.
The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself.
Joy is free, unrestrained passion
For one mother, joy is the quiet pleasure found in gently rubbing shampoo into her young child's hair. For another woman it's taking a long walk alone, while for yet another it's reviling in a much -- anticipated vacation.
What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?
The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy.
The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.
The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be.
One joy scatters a hundred grieves.
The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
Joy has this in common with pain, that it robs people of reason.
Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple.
Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable.

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