In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with. - Thomas Fuller
Cheerfulness means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kind and loving disposition; it means humility and ~ charity, a generous appreciation of others, and a modest opinion of self. - William Makepeace Thackeray
If you can keep alive in your heart the spirit of cheerfulness, the love of the wonderful, the sweet amazement of happy thoughts, the challenge of service, the lure of tomorrow and the joy of today, you will never grow old. - Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds, Cumberland Presbyterian
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.
No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon - No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member - No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!
I must die. Must I then die lamenting? I must be put in chains. Must I then also lament? I must go into exile. Does any man then hinder me from going with smiles and cheerfulness and contentment? - Epictetus
But for the most part, people - of the right kind - are good. For them I put on my corset of cheerfulness, a solid serviceable garment. It holds in the bulgings and oozings of emotion, and soon I find they are, temporarily, stilled. - Anna Lyndsey
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. - William Londen
Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. - William Feather
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
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
Nothing was so likely to do her good as a little quiet cheerfulness at home. - Jane Austen
She represents something about the corporate world that repel me, some deep coldness masked as relentless cheerfulness. - Barbara Ehrenreich