We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition, when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in the slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea.—C. S. Lewis
• Happiness is an emotion, and joy is an attitude. Emotions come and go, but attitudes come and grow.
• If you have no joy in your religion, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere.—Billy Sunday
• Holy joy will beautify you.—Charles Spurgeon
Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson’s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.