The soul of one who loves God always swims in joy, always keeps holiday, and is always in the mood for singing.
-- St. John of the Cross
Act in such a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God; give, then, generously to others.
-- Spiritual direction given to St. Faustina, as recorded in her "Diary," 55
Be merry, really merry. The life of a true Christian should be a perpetual jubilee, a prelude to the festivals of eternity.
-- St. Theophane Venard
Since happiness is nothing other than the enjoyment of the highest good and since the highest good is above, no one can be happy unless he rise above himself, not by an ascent of the body, but of the heart.
-- St. Bonaventure
No one is really happy merely because he has what he wants, but only if he wants things he ought to want.
-- St. Augustine
In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
-- Luke 15:10, NAB
Out of gratitude and love for Him, we should desire to be reckoned fools. Laugh and grow strong.
-- St. Ignatius Loyola
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
-- Mother Teresa
May we be filled with joy in our work, remain strong and persevering in suffering and in pursuing our goals, firm and constant in leadership.
-- Blessed George, Renovator of the Marians