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Horace – A cheerful mind face life with a placid smile

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Horace The mind that is cheerful in its present state, will be averse to all solicitude as to the future, and will meet the bitter occurrences of life with a placid smile.

Horace   (65 BC-8 BC)

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Joseph Addison – A cheerful temper joined with innocence

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Joseph AddisonA cheerful temper, joined with innocence, will make beauty attractive, knowledge delightful, and wit good-natured. It will lighten sickness, poverty, and affliction, convert ignorance into an amiable simplicity, and render deformity itself agreeable.

Joseph Addison   (1672-1719)

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Joseph Addison – Mirth versus cheerfulness

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Joseph AddisonMirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent . . .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 day-light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

Joseph Addison   (1672-1719)

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