15 Cheerful Quotes

01/26/2011

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Below are a few quotes to help you add a little cheer to your day and spring to your step! This is my own collection of quotes compiled to spread good cheer. Enjoy, and please add any quotes you love in the comments…

“There is no duty we underrate so much as the duty of being happy.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
– Emily Dickinson

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

“Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.” – Denis Waitley

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

“Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.” – Linus Pauling

“Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.” – Josh Billings

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn`t come as a result of getting something we don`t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”  — Henry David Thoreau

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Good words are worth much and cost little.”  – George Herbert

I put this post together after coming across the miniature book series by OrangeArt. See also 15 Encouraging Quotes inspired by the same series.

Photo by pcfishhk.

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