Quotes and Sayings about Cheerfulness



"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
(Related: Cheerfulness, Clouds, Mind, Mirth, Serenity)

"Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind."
- Aristotle
(Related: Greatness, Cheerfulness, Mind, Suffering)

"The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Cheerfulness)

"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
(Related: Cheerfulness, State)

"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
(Related: Power, Time, Strength, Cheerfulness, Endurance, Man, Will)

"Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious."
- William Feather
(Related: Cheerfulness)

"You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Cheerfulness, Reason)

"An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: God, Cheerfulness, Sadness, Worth)

"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
(Related: Work, Strength, Being, Cheerfulness, Content, Diligence, Self, Temperance, Will)

"Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Virtue, Charity, Cheerfulness, Help)

"The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Courage, Cheerfulness, Disappointment, Humility, Living, Principles, Trouble)

"The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Wisdom, Cheerfulness)

"Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health."
- Arthur Murphy
(Related: Health, Cheerfulness)

"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
(Related: Life, Failure, Cheerfulness, Discontent, Parents, Poor)

"Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb."
- Benjamin Rush
(Related: Cheerfulness, Mirth, Remedies, Spirits, Water)

"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
(Related: Time, God, Men, Hope, Acceptance, Cheerfulness)

"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
(Related: Humor, God, Christian, Cheerfulness, Dying, Poor, Resignation, Will)

"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
(Related: Chance, Cheerfulness, End, Man, Will, World)

"Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline."
- Edwin Percy Whipple
(Related: People, Discipline, Cheerfulness, Result)