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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Joy
 
A joyous evening often leads to a sorrowful morning.  Danish.  1
A joyous heart spins the hemp.  Servian.  2
After joy, grief; after grief, joy.  Tamil.  3
After sorrow, joy.  Latin.  4
All the joys in the world cannot take one gray hair out of our heads.  5
All the joys we travel to through vice,
Like fairy banquets vanish when we touch them.  Massinger.
  6
All who joy would win, must share it;
Happiness was born a twin.  Byron.
  7
Every life has its joy; every joy its law.  Danish.  8
If your joys cannot be long, so neither can your sorrows.  9
Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors.  German.  10
Joy and sorrow usually succeed each other.  Arabian.  11
Joy is like the ague; one good day between two bad ones.  Danish.  12
Joy is the tender shadow which sorrow casts.  Jeremy Taylor.  13
Joys are not the property of the rich alone.  Horace.  14
Joy surfeited turns to sorrow.  Latin.  15
Joy which we cannot share with others is only half enjoyed.  Hans Andersen.  16
No joy like Heaven’s.  17
No joy without alloy.  18
Sudden joy kills sooner than excessive grief.  19
The present joys of life we doubly taste,
By looking back with pleasure on the past.  Martial.
  20
We should publish our joys and conceal our griefs.  21
When joy is in the parlor, sorrow is in the passage.  Danish.  22
 
 
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