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God is glorified, not by our groans but by our thanksgivings; and all good thought and good action claim a natural alliance with good cheer.

He who sings frightens away his ills.

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.

I exhort you to be of good cheer.

I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!

I have always preferred cheerfulness to mirth. The former is an act, the latter a habit of the mind. Mirth is short and transient; cheerfulness, fixed and permanent. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment. Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.

If I can put one touch of a rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.

If my heart were not light, I would die.

If the soul be happily disposed everything becomes capable of affording entertainment, and distress will almost want a name.

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come. See quote detail

Not having enough sunshine is what ails the world. - Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarreling, or a tenth part of the wickedness there now is.

Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.

Steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and cheerful as a cricket.

The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the offshoot of goodness.

The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.

The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.

The highest wisdom is continual cheerfulness; such a state, like the region above the moon, is always clear and serene.

The mind that is cheerful at present will have no solicitude for the future, and will meet the bitter occurrences of life with a smile.

The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence. - The soul that perpetually overflows with kindness and sympathy will always be cheerful.


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