20 Quotes About Cheerfulness

  • "Cheerfulness sharpens the edge and removes the rust from the mind. A joyous heart supplies oil to our inward machinery, and makes the whole of our powers work with ease and efficiency; hence it is of the utmost importance that we maintain a contented, cheerful, genial disposition."

    - James H. Aughey
    Topics: Character, Cheerfulness


  • "A cheerful look makes a dish a feast."

    - George Herbert
    Topics: Contentment, Cheerfulness


  • "Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety - all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. It is better than emery. Every man ought to rub himself with it."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Cheerfulness


  • "Only so far as a man believes strongly, mightily, can he act cheerfully, or do anything that is worth doing."

    - Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Faith, Cheerfulness


  • "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Religion, Good and Evil, Cheerfulness


  • "Learn good-humor, never to oppose without just reason; abate some degree of pride and moroseness."

    - Isaac Watts
    Topics: Cheerfulness


  • "A cheerful spirit is one of the most valuable gifts ever bestowed upon humanity by a kind Creator. It is the sweetest and most fragrant flower of the Spirit, that constantly sends out its beauty and fragrance, and blesses everything within its reach. It will sustain the soul in the darkest and most dreary places of this world. It will hold in check the demons of despair, and stifle the power of discouragement and hopelessness. It is the brightest star that ever cast its radiance over the darkened soul and one that seldom sets in the gloom of morbid fancies and foreboding imaginations."

    - James H. Aughey
    Topics: Contentment, Cheerfulness, Gifts


  • "When two or three sciences are pursued at the same time if one of them be dry, as logic, let another be more entertaining, to secure the mind from weariness."

    - Isaac Watts
    Topics: Cheerfulness


  • "Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather "giving of thanks" (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise."

    - Charles Hodge
    Topics: Foolishness, Cheerfulness, Thankfulness


  • "An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Service, Cheerfulness


  • "If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Wisdom, Cheerfulness


  • "Cheerfulness is the friend and helper of all good graces, and the absence of it is certainly a vice."

    - James H. Aughey
    Topics: Character, Cheerfulness


  • "If thou bear the cross cheerfully, it will bear thee."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Holiness, Cheerfulness, The Cross


  • "God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Cheerfulness, Blessings


  • "The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness."

    - John Selden
    Topics: Marriage, Cheerfulness, Sacrifice



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