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Edwin Percy Whipple Quotes and Sayings
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Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and
satisfying result of strenuous discipline.
- Edwin Percy Whipple

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is
as friendly to the mind as to the body.
- Joseph Addison

You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any
more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height.
- Stephen Fry

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

 

The principles of living greatly include the capacity
to face trouble with courage,
disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
- Thomas S. Monson

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great
calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
- Arthur Murphy

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Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits,
are like hot water to a frozen limb.
- Benjamin Rush

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
- Thomas Fuller

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
- Georg Brandes

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
- Michel de Montaigne

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
- William Feather

Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity.
Cheerfulness itself is a virtue.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles,
I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it.
If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified,
at any rate you will have been cheerful.
- H. G. Wells

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor,
but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed,
and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure
in cheerfulness over their lot in life,
as indeed over anything.
- Albert J. Nock

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness
and good humor and with more real resignation to the
necessary course of things,
than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended
resignation to the will of God.
- Adam Smith

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.
- Charles Kingsley

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

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.
- Joseph Addison

With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God,
I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men;
but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to
cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.
- Charles Simeon

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung PHOTO

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln


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