I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be.
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors. But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character: for obedience is the constant will to execute what, by the general decree of the commonwealth, ought to be done.
A happy disposition is largely a disposition to make others happy. One life permeates all things, and there is no corner of the cosmos too remote to feel its heart throb.
My father was so good-natured and had such a happy disposition. I've always confused him with Jimmy Stewart. So, think Jimmy Stewart. That's my dad.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
You owe others a happy disposition
Jane had that happy disposition which would like to imagine that every one really wishes the well-being of his neighbour and struggles, though sometimes rather disastrously, to help him towards it.
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