A Quote by John Milton on cheerfulness, day, god, good, laws, learning, life, repentance, rest, and time

Cyriac, whose grandsire on the royal bench Of British Themis, with no mean applause Pronounced and in his volumes taught our laws, Which others at their bar so often wrench; Today deep thoughts resolve with me to drench In mirth, that after no repenting draws; Let Euclid rest and Archimedes pause, And what the Swede intends, and what the French. To measure life learn thou betimes, and know Toward solid good what leads the nearest way; 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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A Quote by John A. Schindler, MD on adversity, cheerfulness, decisions, defeat, good, learning, life, people, planning, problems, rules, satisfaction, simplicity, success, present, victory, and work

Important rules to watch in living. Keep life simple. Avoid watching for a knock in your motor. Learn to like work. Have a good hobby. Learn to be satisfied. Like people, say cheerful pleasant things. Turn the defeat of adversity into victory. Meet your problems with decision. Make the present moment a success. Always be planning something. Say "nuts" to irritations.

John A. Schindler

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A Quote by John A. Schindler, MD on adversity, chance, cheerfulness, decisions, future, good, health, humor, learning, life, mind, past, people, problems, satisfaction, sense of humor, present, time, and work

How to Live a Hundred Years Happily 1. Do not be on the lookout for ill health. 2. Keep usefully at work. 3. Have a hobby. 4. Learn to be satisfied. 5. Keep on liking people. 6. Meet adversity valiantly. 7. Meet the little problems in life with decision. 8. Above all, maintain a good sense of humor, best done by saying something pleasant every time you get a chance. 9. Live and make the present hour pleasant and cheerful. Keep your mind out of the past, and keep it out of the future.

John A. Schindler

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A Quote by Jean Paul Richter on cheerfulness

Cheerfulness is the atmosphere under which all things thrive.

Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)

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A Quote by Isaac Barrow on books, cheerfulness, companions, faith, and friendship

He that loveth a book will never want for a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.

Isaac Barrow (1630 - 1677)

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A Quote by Irving Cristol on cheerfulness and happiness

Even if we can't be happy, we must always be cheerful.

Irving Cristol

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A Quote by G. Simmons on change, cheerfulness, god, hope, mind, rest, strength, and thought

To re-create strength, rest. To re-create mind, repose. To re-create cheerfulness, hope in God, or change the object of attention to one more elevated and worthy of thought.

G. Simmons

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on cheerfulness, gloom, god, love, and melancholy

Be cheerful in all that you do. Live joyfully. Live happily. Live enthusiastically, knowing that God does not dwell in gloom and melancholy, but in light and love.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: New Era, September 1979, p. 42.

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A Quote by Euripides on cheerfulness, heart, joy, and songs

Song brings of itself a cheerfulness that wakes the heart of joy.

Euripides (c. 485 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Edmund Vance Cooke on cheerfulness, day, death, facts, good, heart, men, soul, trouble, and world

How did you die? Did you tackle that trouble that came your way, With a resolute heart and cheerful? Or hide your face from the light of day With a craven soul and fearful? Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce, Or a trouble is what you make it, And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only how did you take it? And though you be done to the death, what then? If you battled the best you could, If you played your part in the world of men, Why, the critic will call you good. Death comes with a crawl or comes with a pounce, And whether he's slow or spry, It isn't the fact that you're dead that counts, But only how did you die?

Edmund Vance Cooke (1866 - 1932)

Source: How did you die?

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