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  • Love has to be the delight in another, the refusal to be glad at another's failure and the willingness to receive truth as a life-giving, joy-giving thing.

    Faith, hope and charity in tomorrow's world

  • Nina — had said nothing to make her suppose that she was not welcome to the house; but he had never spoken to her with happy, joy-giving words, as the future bride of his son.

    Nina Balatka

  • "I love poetry and people as well at sixty as I did at sixteen," she said one day, when I gave her a new volume by an American friend, "and can never be sufficiently grateful to God for having permitted me to retain the two joy-giving faculties of admiration and sympathy."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

  • Not only does the knowledge prove of use and joy to us, but we can constantly make it useful and joy-giving to others.

    Music Talks with Children

  • Dale waited -- then she came to him, glorious and strong in her power of joy-giving.

    Joyce of the North Woods

  • Encouragements and rewards are not necessary for them, for they are drawn to the knowledge and love of the best by irresistible attractions, and the more they learn and love the more beneficent and joy-giving does their life become.

    Education and the Higher Life

  • To be cheap, and of pleasure the joy-giving source,

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, November 5, 1892

  • She closed her eyes and she saw again his face with its joy-giving smile.

    Hungry Hearts

  • One of these came, at my eager request, to teach in our village, and, after one week, men, women, and children were alive with these friendly, joy-giving, native arts.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • The healing and joy-giving power of nature, the strength, beauty, and pathos of the simplest human affections, more especially as seen in the less sophisticated men and women of the poorer classes in the country, may be realized by all.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

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