What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue.
Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks.
The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
That load becomes light which is cheerfully borne.
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, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
Cheerfulness is like money well expended in charity; the more we dispense of it, the greater our possession.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
Of cheerfulness, or a good temper - the more it is spent, the more of it remains.
Cheerfulness is full of significance: it suggests good health, a clear conscience, and a soul at peace with all human nature.
A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
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, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
Repose and cheerfulness is the badge of the gentleman; repose in energy.
Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
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.
It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
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