Cheerfulness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "cheerfulness" (showing 1-30 of 40)
J.R.R. Tolkien
“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Leonardo da Vinci
“I love those who can smile in trouble...”
Leonardo da Vinci

Jimmy Buffett
“It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.”
Jimmy Buffett

Stephenie Meyer
“I used to think of you that way, you know. Like the sun. My personal sun. You balanced out the clouds nicely for me."
He sighed. "The clouds I can handle. But I can't fight with an eclipse.”
Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

Mindy Kaling
“One good thing about New York is that most people function daily while in a low-grade depression. It's not like if you're in Los Angeles, where everyone's so actively working on cheerfulness and mental and physical health that if they sense you're down, they shun you. Also, all that sunshine is a cruel joke when you're depressed. In New York, even in your misery, you feel like you belong.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Charlotte Brontë
“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 Brontë

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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J.R.    Miller
“Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.”
J.R. Miller

Amit Kalantri
“Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

Stevie Smith
“These thoughts are depressing I know. They are depressing,
I wish I was more cheerful, it is more pleasant,
Also it is a duty, we should smile as well as submitting
To the purpose of One Above who is experimenting
With various mixtures of human character which goes best,
All is interesting for him it is exciting, but not for us.
There I go again. Smile, smile, and get some work to do
Then you will be practically unconscious without positively having to go.”
Stevie Smith, Collected Poems

Leo Tolstoy
“what time can be more beautiful than the one in which the finest virtues, innocent cheerfulness and indefinable longing for love constitute the sole motives of your life?”
Leo Tolstoy, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't look shy if you wear rag and people gag, many are in the grave wearing skeleton, and you should even be happier for wearing a skin without clothes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

William Makepeace Thackeray
“Cheerfulness means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kind and loving disposition; it means humility and ~ charity, a generous appreciation of others, and a modest opinion of self.”
William Makepeace Thackeray

Elizabeth McCracken
“Patty Flood and her good mood were starting to get on my nerves. Her mood was so good it was almost a physical thing, a monkey on a leash that she let leap all over the furniture, delighting only its owner.”
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant's House

“Thousands of reason are too less to make me sad but a single reason is enough to make me smile.”
Raaz Ojha

Amor Towles
“...the Count had restricted himself to two succinct pieces of parental advice. The first was that if one did not master one's circumstances, one was bound to be mastered by them; the second was Montaigne's maxim that the surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness.”
Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

Friedrich Nietzsche
“To stay cheerful when involved in a gloomy and exceedingly responsible business is no inconsiderable art: yet what could be more necessary than cheerfulness? Nothing succeeds in which high spirits play no part. Only excess of strength is proof of strength. - A revaluation of all values, this question mark so black, so huge it casts a shadow over him who sets it up - such a destiny of a task compels one every instant to run out into the sunshine so as to shake off a seriousness grown all too oppressive.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Doris Kearns Goodwin
“Excitement about things became a habit, a part of my personality, and the expectation that I should enjoy new experiences often engendered the enjoyment itself.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wait Till Next Year

“Let us always be cheerful and never make the mistake of growing up.”
Marty Rubin

Georges Simenon
“It was the serene cheerfulness of a man who has no nightmares, who feels at peace with himself and everyone else. They [Americans] were almost all of them like that. And it definitely got Maigret’s back up. It made him think of clothing that was too neat, too clean, too well-pressed.”
Georges Simenon, Maigret at the Coroner's

Toni Morrison
“In time the whole family perked up like Sesame Street puppets, hoping that cheer, if worked at hard enough, could sugar the living and quiet the dead.”
Toni Morrison, God Help the Child

“Growing old and cheerful means learning to live with all the contradictions.”
Marty Rubin

“A dead heart is a dead life; keep your heart alive; let your heart beat for something unique!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Robust and Focused

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A smile is a sunny spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Benjamin Franklin
“Be cheerful—the problems that worry us most are those that never arrive.” —Benjamin Franklin”
Benjamin Franklin

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

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“I love a minister whose faces invite me to make him my friend.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students

“A cheerful readiness is what seems honest now, facing an uncertain future with humor, grace and dignity.”
Marty Rubin

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