cheerfulness

A Quote by Dr. Paul W. Popenoe on automobiles, cheerfulness, children, day, fatherhood, good, justice, money, praise, respect, and responsibility

How you can prevent it! Set them a good example, keep cheerful, especially father's - let your children know you are pleased with them, (find something to praise them for even if it is only a hug at the end of the day) talk things over with your children, plat with them, respect them, give them responsibility, don't allow children to have too much money to just spend as they want, don't get them a car until they can pay for it and take care of the expenses.

Dr. Paul W. Popenoe

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers on beginning, cheerfulness, cosmology, emptiness, mind, originality, people, and questions

The biologist can push it back to the original protist, and the chemist can push it back to the crystal, but none of them touch the real question of why or how the thing began at all. The astronomer goes back untold million of years and ends in gas and emptiness, and then the mathematician sweeps the whole cosmos into unreality and leaves one with mind as the only thing of which we have any immediate apprehension. Cogito ergo sum, ergo omnia esse videntur. All this bother, and we are no further than Descartes. Have you noticed that the astronomers and mathematicians are much the most cheerful people of the lot? I suppose that perpetually contemplating things on so vast a scale makes them feel either that it doesn't matter a hoot anyway, or that anything so large and elaborate must have some sense in it somewhere.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)

Source: With R. Eustace, The Documents in the Case, New York: Harper and Row, 1930, p 54.

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A Quote by David. J. Schwartz, PhD on cheerfulness, defeat, failure, grief, happiness, hope, pleasure, promises, victory, and words

Use the big thinker's vocabulary. Use big, bright, cheerful words. Use words that promise victory, hope, happiness, pleasure, avoid words that create unpleasant images of failure, defeat, grief.

David. J. Schwartz

Source: The Magic of Thinking Big

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A Quote by Col. John S. Roosma on ability, body, challenge, cheerfulness, control, disappointment, discipline, enemies, life, simplicity, soldiers, and temper

One of man's finest qualities is described by the simple word " guts "-the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run, if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointment, you have " guts " in the soldiering sense. This ability to take it must be trained-the training is hard, mental as well as physical. But once ingrained, you can face and flail the enemy as a soldier, and enjoy the challenges of life as a civilian.

Col. John S. Roosma

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on cheerfulness

Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

Source: Shirley, 1849.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on cheerfulness, love, memory, tears, and words

Oft in the stilly night, Ere slumber's chain has bound me, Fond memory brings the light Of other days around me; The smiles, the tears, Of boyhood's years, The words of love then spoken; The eyes that shone Now dimmed and gone, The cheerful hearts now broken.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Oft in the Stilly Night.

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A Quote by Charles Buxton on cheerfulness and duty

You have not fulfilled every duty unless you have fulfilled that of being cheerful and pleasant.

Charles Buxton (1823 - 1871)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on cheerfulness, day, good, idleness, men, and work

When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 10

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on cheerfulness, good, health, and weather

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers on advice, best friend, cheerfulness, feeling, friendship, good, and justice

Good Advice If your best friend's feeling tearful, Try not to be too cheerful. Just let her fill your ear full Of sad tales by the score. And when she is through, She'll feel as good as new. Now you'll be feeling blue. But that's what friends are for!

Beatrice de Regniers (1914 -)

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