„Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter.“

—  Padre Pio

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Italian saint, priest, stigmatist and mystic 1887 - 1968

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„Hail, queen wisdom! May the Lord save thee with thy sister holy pure simplicity!
O Lady, holy poverty, may the Lord save thee with thy sister holy humility!
O Lady, holy charity, may the Lord save thee with thy sister holy obedience!“

—  Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226

Salutation of the Virtues
Context: Hail, queen wisdom! May the Lord save thee with thy sister holy pure simplicity!
O Lady, holy poverty, may the Lord save thee with thy sister holy humility!
O Lady, holy charity, may the Lord save thee with thy sister holy obedience!
O all ye most holy virtues, may the Lord, from whom you proceed and come, save you!
There is absolutely no man in the whole world who can possess one among you unless he first die.
He who possesses one and does not offend the others, possesses all; and he who offends one, possesses none and offends all; and every one [of them] confounds vices and sins.
Holy wisdom confounds Satan and all his wickednesses.
Pure holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
Holy poverty confounds cupidity and avarice and the cares of this world.
Holy humility confounds pride and all the men of this world and all things that are in the world.
Holy charity confounds all diabolical and fleshly temptations and all fleshly fears.
Holy obedience confounds all bodily and fleshly desires and keeps the body mortified to the obedience of the spirit and to the obedience of one's brother and makes a man subject to all the men of this world and not to men alone, but also to all beasts and wild animals, so that they may do with him whatsoever they will, in so far as it may be granted to them from above by the Lord.

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„Laughter is eternity if joy is real.“

—  Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960

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„Peace is joy at rest. Joy is peace on its feet.“

—  Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954

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„With your face comes laughter
And with your touch
And with your touch comes joy.“

—  Happy Rhodes American singer-songwriter 1965

"Ra Is A Busy God"
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Context: Even the leaves laugh
'cause they have what I have
Reach from the best tree
So he can see me
And with your face
With your face comes laughter
And with your touch
And with your touch comes joy.

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„Say to the seceded States, "Wayward sisters, depart in peace."“

—  Winfield Scott Union United States Army general 1786 - 1866

Letter http://www.familytales.org/dbDisplay.php?id=ltr_wfs1343&person=wfs to William H. Seward (3 March 1861); though the only suggestion from this letter commonly quoted, this was actually the last and final alternative of what he considered to be 4 options available to President Abraham Lincoln in dealing with the secessionist states.

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„There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.“

—  John Buchan British politician 1875 - 1940

Pilgrim's Way (1940), p. 117
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„Serve the Lord joyfully! [Servite Domino in laetitia! ]“

—  John Bosco Italian Roman Catholic priest, educator and writer 1815 - 1888

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„An infinite question is often destroyed by finite answers. To define everything is to annihilate much that gives us laughter and joy.“

—  Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007

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Context: Here we are living in a world of "identity crises," and most of us have no idea what an identity is.
Half the problem is that an identity is something which must be understood intuitively, rather than in terms of provable fact. An infinite question is often destroyed by finite answers. To define everything is to annihilate much that gives us laughter and joy.

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„You're gonna have to serve somebody; well, it may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody…“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Slow Train Coming (1979), Gotta Serve Somebody
Variant: It may be the Devil or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody.

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„Humility is a marvelous partner to joy. I hope you will discover the joy of serving others.“

—  Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016

Don Soderquist “ Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference https://books.google.com/books?id=s0q7mZf9oDkC&lpg=pg=PP1&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2006 p. 67.
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