Joy and Sadness

"You can either have an hour of hope or an hour of despair."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A merry heart makes a long life."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Everyone smiles in the same language."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it."


Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"When you are happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you're sad, you understand the lyrics."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Laughter is inner jogging."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Smile! It is easier than explaining why you are sad."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our pleasures are imagined, but our griefs are all real."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"With all this darkness round me I feel less alone."

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett "Krapp`s Last Tape"

Rating: 9.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A laugh is a smile with a soundtrack."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A conscience does not prevent sin. It only prevents you from enjoying it."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Laughter is an instant vacation."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The worst thing about war is that so many people enjoy it."

Ellen Glasgow
Ellen Glasgow "The Woman Within"

Rating: 4.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Joy goes as deep as sorrow, but leaves less of itself behind."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort; it's not the sort of comfort they supply there."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Letters of C. S. Lewis"

Rating: 3.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Be thankful for the smallest blessing, and you will deserve to receive greater."

Thomas a Kempis
Thomas a Kempis "The Imitation Of Christ"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not."

Clarence Irving Lewis
Clarence Irving Lewis "That Hideous Strength"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself."


Rating: 4.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"I get little enjoyment out of women, more out of alcohol, most out of ideas."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cowards suffer, heroes enjoy."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."

Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison "Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories..."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?"

Jane Austen
Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!"


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In summer, the song sings itself."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to live and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"For every joy there is a price to be paid."

Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)
Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sorrow is the child of too much joy."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The woman cries before the wedding and the man after."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

"A good laugh is sunshine in the house."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)