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Quotations on Cheerfulness

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Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is. Cheerfulness, too, promotes health and immortality. Cheerful people live longest here on earth, afterward in our hearts.

~ Unknown

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

~ Helen Keller

So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness - an open and noble temper.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.

~ James Russell Lowell

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.

~ Thomas Carlyle

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

~ Mark Twain

I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.

~ Charles Dickens

The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.

~ Christian Nestell Bovee

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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