That all men desire happiness is a truism for all who are in any degree able to use their reason.
~ Augustine of Hippo
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
~ Psalm 16:11
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
~ Psalm 37:4
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
~ John 15:11
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
~ Psalm 1:1-2
Many times when we speak of the Law, we suppose that there is nothing else meant but that which GOD commands us to do. But there is a great deal more to be considered.
~ John Calvin
All that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
~ C. S. Lewis
The term suggests not only a desire to pursue one’s own path but also a yearning for fulfillment through the definition and articulation of one’s own identity.
~ Yuval Levin
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of your enemies, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
~ Deuteronomy 31:6
Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
~ John 17:1-3