cheerfulness

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on cheerfulness, endurance, power, strength, and time

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, and will preserve it longer.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Arnold on age, cheerfulness, labor, life, men, play, tranquility, and work

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.

Thomas Arnold (1795 - 1842)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on cheerfulness, duty, life, men, morality, and vices

Gentleness and cheerfulness, these come before all morality: they are the perfect duties. If your morals make you dreary, depend on it they are wrong. I do not say, 'give them up,' for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better men

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on business, cheerfulness, contentment, day, duty, gifts, kindness, laughter, play, prayer, and sleep

A Morning Prayer The day returns and brings us the petty round of irritating concerns and duties. Help us to play the man; help us to perform them with laughter and kind faces, let cheerfulness abound with industry. Give us to go blithely on our business all this day. Bring us to our resting beds weary and content and undishonored and grant us in the end the gift of sleep.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Burns on beginning and cheerfulness

But the cheerful Spring came kindly on And show'rs began to fall: John Barleycorn got up again And sore surpris'd them all.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: John Barleycorn, st. 3.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cheerfulness and energy

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman - repose in energy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cheerfulness, health, nobility, temper, and wisdom

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness - an open and noble temper.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cheerfulness, good, and temper

Of cheerfulness, or a good temper - the more it is spent, the more of it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cheerfulness, knowledge, and wisdom

To make knowledge valuable, you must have the cheerfulness of wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays

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