Cheerful Quotes

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Mother Teresa
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

G.K. Chesterton
“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.”
G.K. Chesterton

Coco J. Ginger
“It's a finger snapping kind of day.”
Jamie Weise

Dante Alighieri
“Here sighs and cries and shrieks of lamentation
echoed throughout the starless air of Hell;
at first these sounds resounding made me weep:

tongues confused, a language strained in anguish
with cadences of anger, shrill outcries
and raucous groans that joined with sounds of hands,
raising a whirling storm that turns itself
forever through that air of endless black,
like grains of sand swirling when a whirlwind blows.

And I, in the midst of all this circling horror,
began, "Teacher, what are these sounds I hear?
What souls are these so overwhelmed by grief?"

And he to me: "This wretched state of being
is the fate of those sad souls who lived a life
but lived it with no blame and with no praise.
They are mixed with that repulsive choir of angels
neither faithful nor unfaithful to their God,
who undecided stood but for themselves.

Heaven, to keep its beauty, cast them out,
but even Hell itself would not receive them,
for fear the damned might glory over them."

And I. "Master, what torments do they suffer
that force them to lament so bitterly?"
He answered: "I will tell you in few words:

these wretches have no hope of truly dying,
and this blind life they lead is so abject
it makes them envy every other fate.

The world will not record their having been there;
Heaven's mercy and its justice turn from them.
Let's not discuss them; look and pass them by...”
Dante Alighieri

“Happiness is an undercurrent of sensitivity and leads a surreptitious life: it is an internal eventuality. We can feel it in stillness and it stands the test of time. Joy is an eruption of cheerful moments and we want to express it: it is an external eventuality. We might shout it out, as it conveys a dynamic of fleeting instants. Joy gives voice to “en-joy-ment”. ("The grass was greener over there")”
Erik Pevernagie

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“Learn the sweet magic of a cheerful face.”
Oliver Wendall Holmes

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Sri Chinmoy
“Remain cheerful,
For nothing destructive can pierce through
The solid wall of cheerfulness.”
Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Joy: Finding Your Path to Inner Peace

Anthony Liccione
“Every corner and room of a house will carry memories, make these the most pleasurable times you shared with your family.”
Anthony Liccione

Kristen Henderson
“Oblong stones sink
slow and sideways. Shaped
by the weight of waves,
dutifully vibrating nature’s
lunar-bound graces,
they wash ashore only for
closed palms to forsake them.
The cheerful will
cherish them, place them
on windowsills, or on graves.”
Kristen Henderson, Of My Maiden Smoking

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Be wonderful.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Захар Прилепин
“Судьбу не обманешь, а мы - будем! будем! будем ее обманывать ! Потому что - нефига. Мы сюда пришли радоваться судьбе. Пусть она давно, как леший, сидит у нас на плечах, тяжелая, как смертный грех. Все равно будем радоваться и кутить.”
Захар Прилепин

“The black hole of the galaxy swallows the boiling energy of human fury. Soon my waning fume will be obscured forevermore, all insignia of my ionized essence tucked into the anonymous pleat of the universe’s billowing skirt. Until the coarse earth’s rank mustiness calls for me, can I take comfort living purposefully in the rhythms of an ordinarily life? Can I unabashedly absorb the scintillating jewels in the daily milieu? Can I savor an array of pleasantries with my tongue, ears, nose, eyes, lips, and fingertips? Can I take solace in the tenderness of the nights by singing out songs of love and heartache? Can I devote the dazzle of daylight and the vastness of the night’s starriness to investigate life, make a concerted effort to reduce imbedded ignorance, and penetrate layers of obdurate obliviousness? Can I conduct a rigorous search for wisdom irrespective of wherever this journey takes me? Can I make use of the burly pack of prior personal experiences to increase self-awareness? Can I aspire to go forward in good spirits and cheerfully accept all challenges as they come? Can I skim along the delicate surface of life with a light heart until greeting an endless sleep with a begrudging grin in the coolness of the ebbing light?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Whoever is content,shall be cheerful.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Don't feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.”
Madison Dastrup

Margo T. Rose
“All the things that you said when you thought I wasn't there,
I just tell them to my corner, 'cause no one else would care.
That way, when I'm with you, I can keep a cheerful face,
But for the moment, I really just need some space.”
Margo T. Rose, The Words

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Cheer up, be of good courage.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Suffering becomes beautiful whenever a person bears great calamities with cheerfulness.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Whoever is content, shall be cheerful.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Andrew Garve
“I can't imagine why people come on cruise if they don't want to mix and be cheerful. One might as well stay at home and be depressed.”
Andrew Garve, The Late Bill Smith

Daniel J. Rice
“As Gabe continued to speak, he sounded to be a cheerful and intelligent person, two attributes I have commonly found associated with people who spend most of their time outdoors.
-from New River, in the anthology AWAKE IN THE WORLD”
Daniel J. Rice, Awake in the World: A Riverfeet Press Anthology 2017

“If you want to feel's your color.
If you want to feel old...then it's blue rinse for you.
If you want to feel sad...try a dark blue.
If you want to say something cheerful...then it's yellow.
If you want to say something racey...then it's red for sure.
If you've lost your temper...then it's black as your heart.
And if you want to be normal...well the only color which will show all of you is rainbow.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Christian Bobin
“A few stars were approaching and in their brightness I glimpsed a fragment of your vanished soul – cheerful and frivolous, unforgettable.”
Christian Bobin

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Christmas is the season of a good cheer.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते माँ फलेषु कदाचन। माँ कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥”
Mr. Ranchod

“Happiness will always seek out another person in which to invest a smile.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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