Cheerful quotes

  • I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth. Whether I shall ever be better, I cannot tell; I awfully forebode I shall not. To remain as I am is impossible. I must die or be better, it appears to me.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Depression #Men #Cheerful

  • If a man must make himself appear cheerful; he must know why he is miserable.
    -- Al Smith

    #Men #Hypocrisy #Cheerful

  • The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Eye #Men #Cheerful

  • Oh! blest with temper, whose unclouded ray Can make to-morrow cheerful as to-day.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Cheerful #Rays #Morrow

  • There is something very cheerful and courageous in the setting-out of a child on a journey of speech with so small baggage and with so much confidence ...
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Children #Journey #Cheerful

  • The landlord of colonial days may not have been the greatest man in town, but he was certainly the best-known, often the most popular, and ever the most picturesque and cheerful figure.
    -- Alice Morse Earle

    #Men #Cheerful #May

  • Don’t fail through defects of temper and over-sensitiveness at moments of trial. One of the great helps to success is to be cheerful; to go to work with a full sense of life; to be determined to put hindrances out of the way; to prevail over them and to get the mastery. Above all things else, be cheerful; there is no beatitude for the despairing.
    -- Amelia Barr

    #Cheerful #Mastery #Trials

  • Why do we people in churches seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute?
    -- Annie Dillard

    #People #Church #Cheerful

  • Some people would be discontented in Paradise, others ... are cheerful in a graveyard.
    -- Arthur Lynch

    #People #Optimism #Cheerful

  • There is a further advantage [to hydrogen bombs]: the supply of uranium in the planet is very limited, and it might be feared that it would be used up before the human race was exterminated, but now that the practically unlimited supply of hydrogen can be utilized, there is considerable reason to hope that ***** sapiens may put an end to himself, to the great advantage of such less ferocious animals as may survive. But it is time to return to less cheerful topics.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Animal #Race #Cheerful

  • A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down.
    -- Beverly Sills

    #Happiness #Inner Peace #Cheerful

  • I've always tried to be cheerful, because I think people who whine are boring, and I never could tolerate bores.
    -- Beverly Sills

    #Thinking #People #Cheerful

  • I can't be happy every day but I can be cheerful.
    -- Beverly Sills

    #Cheerful #Cheerfulness

  • The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.
    -- Catherine Hall

    #Cheerful #Charity #Lord

  • Bright reds - scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry - are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.
    -- Christian Dior

    #Cheerful #Pillars #Red

  • The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Years #Cheerful #Goodness

  • Divorced women, compared to married women, are less satisfied with their lives, which is not surprising. But they're actually more cheerful, when you look at the average mood they're in in the course of the day.
    -- Daniel Kahneman

    #Average #Cheerful #Looks

  • What do we measure when we measure time? The gloomy answer from Hawking, one of our most implacably cheerful scientists, is that we measure entropy. We measure changes and those changes are all for the worse. We measure increasing disorder. Life is hard, says science, and constancy is the greatest of miracles.
    -- David Quammen

    #Life Is Hard #Miracle #Cheerful

  • In the belly of Leviathan ... one can either despair and perish, or be cheerful and persevere.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Despair #Cheerful #Leviathan

  • The cheerful loser is the winner.
    -- Elbert Hubbard

    #Loss #Cheerful #Loser

  • much of the possibility of being cheerful comes from the faculty of throwing oneself beyond oneself ...
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    #Cheerful #Possibility #Faculty

  • All the untidyactivity continues, awful but cheerful.
    -- Elizabeth Bishop

    #Cheerful #Awful

  • Fear, coercion, punishment, are the masculine remedies for moral weakness, but statistics show their failure for centuries. Why not change the system and try the education of the moral and intellectual faculties, cheerful surroundings, inspiring influences? Everything in our present system tends to lower the physical vitality, the self-respect, the moral tone, and to harden instead of reforming the criminal.
    -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    #Intellectual #Cheerful #Trying

  • The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.
    -- Ellen G. White

    #Daughter #Mother #Cheerful

  • Statistically speaking, the Cheerful Early Riser is rejected more completely than a member of any other subculture, save those with boot odor.
    -- Ellen Goodman

    #Morning #Cheerful #Odor

  • I hide hurt behind a fake smile. I wear it all the time. Everyone says how I always look so cheerful. Shows what they know I guess.
    -- Ellen Hopkins

    #Hurt #Fake #Cheerful

  • Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them.
    -- Emile Durkheim

    #Cheerful #Morality #Found

  • Though my friends envied me because I always seemed so cheerful and confident, I was secretly terrified of practically everything.
    -- Erica Jong


  • Be cheerful in all that you do. Live joyfully. Live happily.
    -- Ezra Taft Benson


  • Since being a prisoner was a definite improvement over being dead, which was what she thought was going to happen when the Loundergs had attacked, Suzy was quite cheerful.
    -- Garth Nix

    #Cheerful #Improvement #Prisoner

  • The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult,--whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water,--which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.
    -- George Eliot

    #Water #Cheerful #Shrimp

  • Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman.
    -- George Gissing

    #Cheerful #Use #Miserable

  • Good words are worth much, and cost little.
    -- George Herbert

    #Encouragement #Positivity #Cheerful

  • My religion of life is always to be cheerful.
    -- George Meredith

    #Cheerful #Life Is

  • Everybody knows the Lord loveth a cheerful giver.
    -- George Washington Cable

    #Cheerful #Lord #Giver

  • Even-minded and cheerful. When things go bad, you'll find that the same kind of attitude comes to you naturally.
    -- Goswami Kriyananda

    #Happiness #Attitude #Cheerful

  • My god is a cheerful, pleasant, lively, and good-natured being.
    -- Heber C. Kimball

    #Cheerful #Lively #Pleasant

  • A woman flees from temptation, but a man just crawls away from it in the cheerful hope that it may overtake him.
    -- Helen Rowland

    #Men #Temptation #Cheerful

  • It is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London. It is not a pleasant place; it is not agreeable, or cheerful, or easy, or exempt from reproach. It is only magnificent.
    -- Henry James

    #Cheerful #London #Speak

  • There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
    -- Henry Van Dyke

    #Happiness #Cheerful #Charm

  • The mind that is cheerful in its present state, will be averse to all solicitude as to the future, and will meet the bitter occurrences of life with a placid smile.
    -- Horace

    #Mind #Cheerful #Bitter

  • The sad dislike those who are cheerful, and the cheerful dislike the melancholy.
    -- Horace

    #Cheerful #Melancholy #Dislike

  • Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
    -- Howard Marion-Crawford

    #Life #Night #Cheerful

  • Even if we can't be happy, we must always be cheerful.
    -- Irving Kristol

    #Gratitude #Cheer #Cheerful

  • The trouble with traditional American conservatism is that it lacks a naturally cheerful, optimistic disposition. Not only does it lack one, it regards signs of one as evidence of unsoundness, irresponsibility.
    -- Irving Kristol

    #Optimistic #Cheerful #Doe

  • Being a cheerful hobbit, he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed. (Of Sam)
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Long #Despair #Cheerful

  • I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist.
    -- Jacques Barzun

    #Thinking #Cheerful #Students

  • The abundance, the solidity, and the splendor of the results already achieved by science are well fitted to inspire us with a cheerful confidence in the soundness of its method.
    -- James G. Frazer

    #Inspire #Cheerful #Splendor

  • A cheerful mind is a vigorous mind.
    -- Jean de La Fontaine

    #Mind #Cheerful

  • I am glad to think I am not bound to make the world go right, but only to discover and to do, with cheerful heart, the work that God appoints.
    -- Jean Ingelow

    #Heart #Thinking #Cheerful

  • No, no, no. There's no such thing as cheap and cheerful. It's cheap and nasty & expensive and cheerful.
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Car #Cheerful #Nasty

  • Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.
    -- Jimmy Breslin

    #Past #Cheerful #Language

  • We are growing from a cheerful small town where everyone waves off their front porch to the subway of New York City where everyone rushes by. How do you preserve the culture that has worked so well?
    -- Jimmy Wales

    #New York #Cities #Cheerful

  • Nowadays, people don't ask you how you are, they say, 'Are you busy?' meaning, 'Are you well?' If someone actually does ask you how you are, the most cheerful answer, of course, is a robust 'Busy!' to which the person will reply 'Good!'
    -- Jo Ann Davis

    #People #Cheerful #Doe

  • I am gaining in health slowly, and am quite cheerful in view of my approaching end, - being fully persuaded that I am worth inconceivably more to hang than any other purpose.
    -- John Brown

    #Views #Cheerful #Purpose

  • We who are quotatious are never truly alone, but always hear the cheerful flow of remarks made by dead writers so much more intelligent than we.
    -- Joseph Epstein

    #Intelligent #Cheerful #Flow

  • Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, making it, or success.
    -- Joyce Brothers

    #Money #Attitude #Cheerful

  • How am I doing so far?" she asked, forcing a cheerful lightness into her voice. "You're doing very well," Nick's lazy voice mocked. "I'm half convinced that I'm invisible.
    -- Judith McNaught

    #Voice #Lazy #Cheerful

  • Cheerful givers do not count the cost of what they give.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Compassion #Giving #Cheerful

  • The more qi-full you are, the more cheerful you are.
    -- Ken Cohen


  • I'm basically quite a cheerful person.
    -- Kenneth Branagh

    #Cheerful #Persons

  • Well I don't know that I'm okay any more than anyone else is okay, I lead a happy life and a very full one - I have a happy marriage and my kids are all cheerful, and no one is finding fault with me, personally.
    -- L. Ron Hubbard

    #Kids #Happy Life #Cheerful

  • Let's be cheerful! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger.
    -- Laura Ingalls Wilder

    #Cheerful #Brightness #Purses

  • Religion is life inspired by Heavenly Love; and life is something fresh and cheerful and vigorous.
    -- Lucy Larcom

    #Life And Love #Cheerful #Inspired

  • If you can't be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can.
    -- Lucy Maud Montgomery


  • Of this you may be certain: The Lord especially loves righteous women-women who are not only faithful but filled with faith, women who are optimistic and cheerful because they know who they are and where they are going, women who are striving to live and serve as women of God.
    -- M. Russell Ballard

    #Optimistic #Faithful #Cheerful

  • He who follows reason in all things is both tranquil and active at the same time, and also cheerful and collected.
    -- Marcus Aurelius

    #Cheerful #Reason #Tranquil

  • As it somehow always manages before the winter solstice, but never after, the early darkness was cheerful and promising, even for those who had nothing.
    -- Mark Helprin

    #Winter #Darkness #Cheerful

  • There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.
    -- Mark Twain

    #Travel #Land #Cheerful

  • Please, trust me, I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.
    -- Markus Zusak

    #Nice #Cheerful #Trust Me

  • I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be.
    -- Martha Washington

    #Cheerful #May #Determined

  • I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learnt from experianence that the greater part of our happiness or misary depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one, or the other about with us, in our minds, wherever we go.
    -- Martha Washington

    #Happiness #Mind #Cheerful

  • This is the twilight of the banks. It would be a more cheerful spectacle if we could envision the dawn of the institutions that will replace them
    -- Martin Mayer

    #Twilight #Cheerful #Would Be

  • Be cheerful . Strive to be happy.
    -- Max Ehrmann

    #Cheerful #Strive

  • Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren't, we should behave as though we are -- cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.
    -- Maya Angelou

    #Role Models #Cheerful #Roles

  • Show me somebody who is always smiling, always cheerful, always optimistic, and I will show you somebody who hasn't the faintest idea what the heck is really going on.
    -- Mike Royko

    #Optimistic #Ideas #Cheerful

  • Just once, I want to meet the villain in a cheerful, brightly lit room. Possibly one with kittens.
    -- Mira Grant

    #Cheerful #Want #Rooms

  • The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.
    -- Mother Teresa

    #Thoughtful #Giving #Cheerful

  • Be mine that silent calm repast, A conscience cheerful to the last: That tree which bears immortal fruit, Without a canker at the root; That friend which never fails the just, When other friends desert their trust.
    -- Nathaniel Cotton

    #Roots #Tree #Cheerful

  • To be cheerful when others are in despair, to keep the faith when others falter, to be true even when we feel forsaken—all of these are deeply desired outcomes during the deliberate, divine tutorials which God gives to us—because He loves us. These learning experiences must not be misread as divine indifference. Instead, such tutorials are a part of the divine unfolding.
    -- Neal A. Maxwell

    #Giving #Despair #Cheerful

  • Learn the sweet magic of a cheerful face.
    -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

    #Sweet #Magic #Cheerful

  • Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we're going to be more cheerful in the future, it's because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now.
    -- Pema Chodron

    #Cheerful #Moments #Results

  • The bells which toll for mankind are—most of them, anyway—like the bells of Alpine cattle; they are attached to our own necks, and it must be our fault if they do not make a cheerful and harmonious sound.
    -- Peter Medawar

    #Cheerful #Bells #Faults

  • You are. I'm just fatalistically cheerful. We all come into the story halfway through, we all catch up as best we can, and we're all gonna die before it ends.
    -- Peter Watts

    #Cheerful #Stories #Ends

  • Cheerful looks make every dish a feast, and it is that which crowns a welcome.
    -- Philip Massinger

    #Cheerful #Looks #Crowns

  • If home is to have a greater lure than a tavern the wife must be at least as cheerful as the waitress.
    -- Phyllis Schlafly

    #Home #Wife #Cheerful

  • To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.
    -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    #Creating #Mind #Cheerful

  • Bad day?" "Every day is a bad day here." "Eh, this place isnt't so terrible." "How are you always cheerful?" "Alcohol," he says with a sideways grin.
    -- Pittacus Lore

    #Bad Day #Alcohol #Cheerful

  • In misfortune if you cultivate a cheerful disposition you will reap the advantage of it.
    -- Plautus

    #Cheerful #Disposition #Advantage

  • The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.
    -- Plutarch

    #God #Heart #Cheerful

  • Keep company with the more cheerful sort of the Godly; there is no mirth like the mirth of believers.
    -- Richard Baxter

    #Godly #Cheerful #Mirth

  • The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings.
    -- Rita Dove

    #Thinking #Shadow #Cheerful

  • Bob Dylan seems to me a totally pernicious influence - the nasal whine of death and masochism. Certainly, this would be a more cheerful world if there were no Dylan records in it. But Dylan and his audience mirror each other, and deserve each other; as Marx said, a morbid society creates its own morbid grave-diggers.
    -- Robert Anton Wilson

    #Mirrors #Cheerful #Would Be

  • Life is getting through the moment. The philosopher William James says to cultivate the cheerful attitude. Now nobody had more trouble than he did -- except me. I had more trouble in my life than anybody. But your first big trouble can be a bonanza if you live through it. Get through the first trouble, you'll probably make it through the next one.
    -- Ruth Gordon

    #Attitude #Cheerful #Next

  • I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.
    -- Samuel Pepys

    #Happiness #Men #Cheerful

  • Virtue may be cheerful without forgetting its dignity.
    -- Statius

    #Cheerful #May #Dignity

  • On the whole, Flora liked it better when they were silent, though it did rather give her the feeling that she was acting in one of the less cheerful German highbrow films.
    -- Stella Gibbons

    #Giving #Feelings #Cheerful

  • The banjo is such a happy instrument--you can't play a sad song on the banjo - it always comes out so cheerful.
    -- Steve Martin

    #Song #Play #Cheerful

  • I am an incorrigible devotee to solitude, and am never so cheerful, I believe, or so unruffled by small difficulties as when I'm alone. There's a sort of obligation to be polite and pleasant to yourself when nobody else is round ...
    -- Susan Hale

    #Believe #Solitude #Cheerful

  • The first sign that you are becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful. When a man is gloomy, that may be dyspepsia, but it is not religion. Misery is caused by sin, and by no other cause. What business have you with clouded faces? It is terrible. If you have a clouded face, do not go out that day, shut yourself up in your room. What right have you to carry this disease out into the world?
    -- Swami Vivekananda

    #Religious #Men #Cheerful