An ounce of cheerfulness is worth
a pound of sadness to serve God
Fuller English Clergyman
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.
Kingsley English Clergyman
Cheerfulness in most cheerful
people is the rich and satisfying
result of strenuous discipline.
Percy Whipple American Writer
Cheerfulness is the best promoter
of health and is as friendly to
the mind as to the body.
Addison English Writer 1672-1719
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.
Bronte British Novelist
Early morning cheerfulness can be
Feather American Author
Suffering becomes beautiful when
anyone bears great calamities with
cheerfulness, not through
insensibility but through
greatness of mind.
Greek Philosopher 384 BC 322
The most certain sign of wisdom is
de Montaigne French Philosopher
The principles of living greatly
include the capacity to face
trouble with courage,
disappointment with cheerfulness,
and trial with humility.
S. Monson American Clergyman
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.
Wells English Author 1866-1946
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.
Carlyle Scottish Philosopher
A merry heart maketh a cheerful
Solomon - Royalty
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.
Washington American First Lady
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
Finch English Actor 1916-1977
Never hurry. Take plenty of
exercise. Always be cheerful. Take
all the sleep you need. You may
expect to be well.
Freeman Clarke American