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Cheerfulness Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Cheerfulness.

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is
as friendly to the mind as to the body.
- Joseph Addison

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Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and
satisfying result of strenuous discipline.
- Edwin Percy Whipple

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
- Michel de Montaigne

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
- William Feather

 

You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any
more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height.
- Stephen Fry

Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits,
are like hot water to a frozen limb.
- Benjamin Rush

The principles of living greatly include the capacity
to face trouble with courage,
disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
- Thomas S. Monson

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Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends
fully as much on the state of things within,
as on the state of things without and around us.
- Charlotte Bronte

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity.
Cheerfulness itself is a virtue.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
- Arthur Murphy

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
- Thomas Fuller

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
- Georg Brandes

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great
calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best,
will breed in you temperance and self-control,
diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content,
and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
- Charles Kingsley

While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles,
I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it.
If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified,
at any rate you will have been cheerful.
- H. G. Wells

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness,
and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will
do more in the same time,
will do it; better, will preserve it longer,
than the sad or sullen.
- Thomas Carlyle

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness
and good humor and with more real resignation to the
necessary course of things,
than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended
resignation to the will of God.
- Adam Smith

With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God,
I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men;
but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to
cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.
- Charles Simeon

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds,
and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a
kind of daylight in the mind,
and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor,
but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed,
and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure
in cheerfulness over their lot in life,
as indeed over anything.
- Albert J. Nock

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Nothing is more cheerful than talking
about our friends' shortcomings.
- Mason Cooley

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful,
kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.
- James Freeman Clarke

To be seventy years young is sometimes
far more cheerful and hopeful
than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful
and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
- King Solomon

If I was going to be broke I decided I might as well
be with actors as anyone else.
They were cheerful idiots and seemed to take it better.
- Peter Finch

Everybody knows the Lord loveth a cheerful giver.
- George Washington Cable

I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged,
drawn, and quartered; which was done there,
he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.
- Samuel Pepys

I love better to count time from spring to spring;
it seems to me far more cheerful to reckon the year
by blossoms than by blight.
- Donald G. Mitchell

The person who can be only serious or only cheerful,
is but half a man.
- Leigh Hunt

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written
this language with a paintbrush that talks.
- Jimmy Breslin

The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because
it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time,
and I think it comes from that shadow string,
the double strings.
- Rita Dove

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation...
is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
- George Matthew Adams

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
- Henry Van Dyke

He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion,
or an effectual comforter.
- Isaac Barrow

Money is time.
With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise
would not in any sense be mine;
nay,
which would make me their miserable bondsman.
- George Gissing

Some men are born old, and some men never seem so.
If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and
at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.
- Tryon Edwards

The same tools that make any writer good,
plus a cheerful willingness to suspend belief.
- Fred Saberhagen

Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful,
kindly, sunshiny old age.
- Lydia M. Child

A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish,
and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
- Norman Douglas

To be seventy years young is sometimes for more cheerful
and hopeful than to be forty years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A happy woman is one who has no cares at all;
a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down.
- Beverly Sills

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling
and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
- Saint Augustine

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful.
Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place.
At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it;
but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
- Thomas Arnold

No, I love the idea that someone changes.
As an actor it's always the thing that you look for.
He is someone who starts off bright,
cheerful and confident and then has everything taken away from him.
It's a wonderful journey to take.
- Stephen Fry

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people.
Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure
on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow
yourself to say anything gloomy.
- Lydia M. Child

Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual.
Yellow the female principle, gentle,
cheerful and sensual.
Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour
which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.
- Franz Marc

Thank God, I never was cheerful.
I come from the happy stock of the Mathers,
who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting
on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity
in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life
which springs from their cheerful willingness to let
life take the form it will.
- Alistair Cooke

Helped are those who create anything at all,
for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception
and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe
that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
- Alice Walker

The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance
about household matters -
from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number -
a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.
- Crystal Eastman

The Negro people of America...
have cut our forests, tilled our fields,
built our railroads, fought our battles,
and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith,
a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit,
and an undivided loyalty .
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
- Thomas Fuller

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has
left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world,
and bettered the tradition of mankind.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you.
- Thomas Kempis

Only so far as a man believes strongly,
mightily, can he act cheerfully, or do anything that is worth doing.
- Frederick William Robertson

My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up,
though never before in a cause like this -
a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life.
- David Wooster

There is only one way to get ready for immortality,
and that is to love this life and live it as bravely
and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
- Henry Van Dyke

A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
- Lydia M. Child

Rather than allow themselves to be separated from the love of Christ,
they submitted cheerfully to every privation,
to contumely and disgrace, and to death itself.
- John Strachan

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully,
quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace
in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities,
of having a patient but restless mind,
of sacrificing one's ease or vanity,
or uniting a love of detail to foresight,
and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
- Victor Cherbuliez

A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back,
and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine;
we administered to it of course very cheerfully.
- Meriwether Lewis

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully
submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake;
and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt,
malice, or folly has made them my foes.
- James Otis


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