Each set of five quotes is based around a common theme, as in GAMSAT. To practise for Section II, give yourself five minutes thinking time and then allow 30 minutes writing time for an essay based on the quotations. Want feedback? Submit your essay to our professional Essay Marking Service.
Common Theme: Joy
1: "For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair."
2: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness."
3: "Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity, who is able to affirm his being, if need"
4: "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."
5: "Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."