• The Joys of Motoring
    The Joys of Motoring
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n joyfulness the emotion of great happiness
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Volkswagen was originally called the "Strength Through Joy Wagon".
    • n joyfulness The state of being joyful; gladness; lively happiness.
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
  • Will Schultz
    Will Schultz
    “Joy comes from using your potential.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “The soul's joy lies in doing.”
  • Veda Upanishads
    Veda Upanishads
    “Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.”


Full of the joys of spring - If you are full of the joys of spring, you are very happy and full of energy.


In literature:

Even the roots of sorrow had been moistened by the far-off wells of joy.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
When Sir Bors saw his brother alive he had great joy of him, that it was marvel to tell of his joy.
"Stories of King Arthur and His Knights" by U. Waldo Cutler
The joy of youth and health was brawling in my veins.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He knew it was all for joy.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
It was perhaps because the possibility of contact with the outside was so remote that the joy of it came to me so much more readily.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
The joy of our nuptials was universal through our village.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Why do the joy-candles gleam in thine eye?
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
To Pandora the world into which she came was all fresh, all new, quite full of unexpected joys and delightful surprises.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
So the organ became a great solace and joy, an outlet for the intense feelings of desire and hope in her heart.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
The joy was so new, so unexpected, she had no words for it.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas

In poetry:

“Those stars, that moon, for me they shine
With lovely, but no startling light;
My joy is much, but not as thine,
A joy that fills the pulse, like fright.”
" Stars and Moon" by Coventry Patmore
A mournful one am I, above whose head
A day of perfect bliss hath never past;
Whatever joys my soul have ravished,
Soon was the radiance of those joys o'ercast.
"A Mournful One Am I" by Walther von der Vogelweide
Could I recall every joy that befell me
There in the past with its anguish and bliss,
Here in my heart it has whispered to tell me,
Those were no joys like this.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
And, when you, looking on your fellow men
Behold them doomed to endless misery,
How can you talk of joy and rapture then?
May God withhold such cruel joy from me!
"A Word To The Calvinists" by Anne Bronte
All day in widowed loneliness and dread
Haunted I went, fearing that all your love
Was dead, and all my joy, as sudden dead
As once were sudden born our joy and love.
"In Dread" by Thomas MacDonagh
The singer only sang the Joy of Life,
For all too well, alas! the singer knew
How hard the daily toil, how keen the strife,
How salt the falling tear; the joys how few.
"The Singer" by Laurence Hope

In news:

In this work-fueled world, it may seem hard to find the time for such joys, but in the blink of an eye those little ones will be too busy for play.
Joy Krause may have royal blood running through her veins.
An Isle of Joy, for Art Lovers.
Brushed by a Star gets by Joyful Victory to win the Chilukki.
22Telegraph Avenue%22 is so exuberant, it's as if Michael Chabon has pulled joy from the air and squeezed it into the shape of words.
Madison Square Gardeners spread joy, one stage at a time.
Humbled by Nature and Joy.
Work, loss and new joy: Death drew Haslams closer.
Joan Marcus Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown in "Ghost" on Broadway.
The Santa Barbara party skipped 2011, but it is back with le joy this year.
Joy Simonson is retiring in June after touching the lives of thousands of students over 44 years.
We live near the May River off All Joy Road in Bluffton at 41 Oyster Street.
The joyful practice of Sanskrit chanting will be presented.
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, I'm sure you've been to a concert at some point in your life — either as a participant or an audience member — where children sang holiday songs of hope and joy.
The designer's guiding playlist includes English Beat, White Stripes, and Joy Division.

In science:

Bruneau, L., Joye, A., Merkli, M., “Random repeated interaction quantum systems”, Commun.
Repeated Interaction Quantum Systems: Deterministic and Random
First, my thanks go to God for making this world a joy to explore.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Looking back at all this today, I am thankful and my joy is great, for I share it with Pavla, the best of wives.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Thus, for instance, it is also applicable not only in spaces and simplicial sets, but also in new settings, as in the work of Voevodsky on the homotopy theory of schemes [MV99], or that of Joyal [Joy02, Joy] and Lurie [Lur09] on quasicategories.
Type theory and homotopy
Two important works in this area have just appeared (Lurie, Higher Topos Theory [Lur09]; Joyal, Theory of Quasi-Categories [Joy]).
Type theory and homotopy