The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live.
— Sean O'Casey

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
Thomas Jefferson gloomy quote

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
— Francis of Assisi

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.
— Friedrich von Schiller

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
— Lydia M. Child