cheerfulness

A Quote by Max Ehrmann on cheerfulness, confusion, dreams, god, good, happiness, labor, life, peace, silence, soul, and world

Wishing you happiness always! Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. . . . . Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann (1872 - 1945)

Source: excerpt, DESIDERATA By Max Ehrmann, 1927, copyright Rorbert L. Bell, Sarasota, Florida 34234.

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A Quote by M. Winette on cheerfulness, cooperation, failure, honesty, laziness, trouble, and work

Personal deficiencies might be termed negative qualities and include unreliability, failure to cooperate, laziness, untidiness, trouble making, interference and dishonesty. Positive qualities would include willingness, cheerfulness, courtesy, honesty, neatness, reliability and temperance. Many fail in their work because they are unable to overcome one personal deficiency. Check up on yourself. Don't be afraid to put yourself under a microscope. Eliminate your negative qualities. Develop your positive ones. You can't win with the check mark in the wrong place.

M. Winette

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A Quote by Lydia Maria Child on cheerfulness, effort, people, and pleasure

You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.

Lydia Maria Child (1802 - 1880)

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A Quote by Lemuel K. Washburn on cheerfulness, dance, good, life, play, time, and world

Have a good time, make life cheerful and bright, dance if you want to, sing if you can, play as long as you live and leave the world with a smile

Lemuel K. Washburn

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A Quote by Kenneth Goode on assumptions, cheerfulness, force, and laughter

No matter how much madder it may make you, get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile, you'll end up laughing. You will be cheerful because you smile. Repeated experiments prove that when man assumes the facial expression of a given mental mood-any given mood- then that mental mood itself will follow.

Kenneth Goode

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on body, cheerfulness, exercise, nature, secrets, and soul

Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator, July 12, 1711

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on cheerfulness, kindness, mind, and serenity

Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on cheerfulness, colors, food, gloom, habits, health, heart, labor, and life

Cheerfulness is as natural to the heart of a man in strong health as color to his cheek; and wherever there is habitual gloom there must be either bad air, unwholesome food, improperly severe labor, or erring habits of life.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Milton on books, cheerfulness, darkness, day, divinity, knowledge, men, nature, seasons, and wisdom

Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me; from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expung'd and raz'd, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iii. Line 40.

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A Quote by John Milton on cheerfulness, day, god, and time

For other things mild Heav'n a time ordains, And disapproves that care, though wise in show, That with superfluous burden loads the day, And when God sends a cheerful hour, refrains.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet xxi. To Cyriac Skinner.

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