Cheerfulness Quotes

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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

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

“A light heart can carry the most weight.”
Marty Rubin

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

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

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

Sylvia Plath
“Don't talk to me about the world needing cheerful stuff! What the person out of Belsen — physical or psychological — wants is nobody saying the birdies still go tweet-tweet, but the full knowledge that somebody else has been there and knows the worst, just what it is like.”
Sylvia Plath, Letters Home

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

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

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

Merlin Franco
“Tomorrows needn’t be bad. Maybe they hold the brightest of our days – the compensation for what we had never had.”
Merlin Franco, A Dowryless Wedding

“As the power and goodness of Heaven
are infinite in their extent, and infinite in
their minuteness, to the mind cultivated
as nature meant it to be, there is not only
delight in contemplating the sublimity of the endless sea, or everlasting mountains, or the beauty of wide-extended landscapes; but there is a pleasure in looking at every flower, and every little shell that God has
made. Nature has scattered around us,
on every side, and for every sense, an in
exhaustible profusion of beauty and sweet
ness, if we will but perceive it. The pleasures we derive from flowers, from forms,
from musical sounds, are surely not given
us in vain; and if we are constantly alive
to these, we can never be in want of sub
jects of agreeable contemplation, and must
be habitually cheerful. All that is required, in order that we should duly estimate these things, is that we should not have blunted or exhausted our minds by excessive indulgence of gross appetites and passions. In that fatal case, all those delicious fruits turn to ashes. Indeed, the man who looks at the gifts of nature without pleasure, or who hopes to enjoy the delights and blessings of life without
feeling that gratitude to God forms their highest charms, and without becoming in consequence habitually cheerful, is surely much to be pitied.”
Capt. Basil Hall

“The most winning attitude toward life is one of cheerful irreverence.”
Marty Rubin

“The cheerful and the irreverent are always welcome in my home.”
Marty Rubin

“A cheerful readiness to engage life in all its vicissitudes seems to me the healthiest philosophy.”
Marty Rubin

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Contentment leads to cheerfulness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“He who is content is also cheerful.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Lack of contentment leads to lack of cheerfulness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Contentment is the charm of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Cheerfulness is the charm of life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Repentence is like a royal cheer.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Terry Pratchett
“Brighten up the world like a little sunbeam.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Helmuth Plessner
“Moderation and limitation represent the highest with regard to human strivings. If also an infinite longing never abandons the person because he is rooted ... in the infinite and, thus, if a secret or open mourning never leaves him - the homesickness of one banished to finitude - so the knowledge, which belongs to the effect of limitations, gives the resignation a consoling, indeed, a cheerful character. Life closes itself around a circle. Every thing points to its place and a glimpse in the space of nature reveals the law of modesty. Separation is necessary so that unification can demonstrate itself; longing is necessary so that silence does not become rigid.”
Helmuth Plessner, Grenzen der Gemeinschaft

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