155 Smile Quotes

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Here are 155 of the best smile quotes I could find. The goal? Simply to make your day joyful and beautiful. Enjoy!

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Smile, breathe and go slowly. Thich Nhat Hanh

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If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours. Unknown

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Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa

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There is fear when frowning. There is love when smiling. Maxime Lagacé


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A smile is a friend maker. Bangambiki Habyarimana

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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

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I love those who can smile in trouble. Leonardo da Vinci

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Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. Steve Maraboli

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Use your smile to change the world but don’t let the world change your smile. Unknown


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A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward

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Smile is the beauty of the soul. Lailah Gifty Akita

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If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it. Andy Rooney

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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller

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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski

Related quote topics: hope, life is short, life is beautiful, attitude, gratitude

The Best Smile Quotes

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Even a smile is a good deed. Shari Arison

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. Maya Angelou Click to tweet

Science teaches to think but love teaches to smile. Santosh Kalwar

If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. Thich Nhat Hanh

A smile is the universal welcome. Max Eastman

The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Thich Nhat Hanh

A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others. 14th Dalai Lama

Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. Christina Rossetti

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine Click to tweet

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I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being. Rumi


What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. Connie Stevens

If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile. Santosh Kalwar

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh

All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile. Chris Hart

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. William Hazlitt

How can you feel bad and smile simultaneously? Maxime Lagacé

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The ones with wisdom don’t take life too seriously. Maxime Lagacé

There is little success where there is little laughter. Andrew Carnegie

She wrote love with her smile and magic with her eyes. Giovannie de Sadeleer

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life. Yoko Ono

The living should smile, for the dead cannot. George R.R. Martin

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. George Eliot

Smile at the obstacle, for it is a bridge. Medusa

Related quote topic: humility

Part 2. Smile Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Smile Quotes

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Searching for a famous smile quote? Check out those by Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou, Thoreau, etc.
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Start every day with a smile and get it over with. W.C. Fields

Smile, and let the world wonder why. Minnie Mouse (Disney) Click to tweet

Remember to smile. Nelson Mandela

A smile cures the wounding of a frown. William Shakespeare

Smile if you want a smile from another face. 14th Dalai Lama

My practice when I see someone, is to smile. 14th Dalai Lama

I have many problems in life. But my lips don’t know that. They always smile. Charlie Chaplin

Man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends. Albert Einstein

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It seems to me that what we call beauty in a face lies in the smile. Leo Tolstoy

It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers. Maya Angelou

A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear. Marilyn Monroe

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. Marilyn Monroe

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. Michael Jackson

You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit. Tupac Shakur

I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune. Henry David Thoreau

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain Click to tweet

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. William Shakespeare

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. John Lennon

Smile to the future and it will smile back to you. Yoko Ono

See also: 11 Easy Ways to Make Someone Smile (1800flowers.com)

Short Smile Quotes

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One-liners, short smile quotes, thoughts, sayings and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Smile, it’s free therapy. Douglas Horton Click to tweet

An honest smile is an icebreaker. Toba Beta

Every smile makes you a day younger. Chinese proverb

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. Steve Maraboli

Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy. Roy T. Bennett

Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe. Sri Chinmoy

Smile is a good reply to the dark world. Mehmet Murat Ildan

Smiling resets your mood. Joel Osteen

The simplest positive action is a smile. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

A laugh is a smile out of control. Wyatt B. Pringle Jr

You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile. Evan Esar

Everyone smiles in the same language. George Carlin

Smile. Be open and welcoming. Ephraim Buchwald

Everywhere you go, take a smile with you. Sasha Azevedo

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Smile! It increases your face value. Robert Harling

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. Tom Wilson

Smile. It intimidates those who wish to destroy you. Unknown

Most smiles are started by another smile. Unknown

A smile confuses an approaching frown. Unknown

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge

Keep walking and keep smiling. Tiny Tim

Look back, and smile on perils past. Walter Scott

Inspirational Smile Quotes

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Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart. Anthony J. D’Angelo Click to tweet

My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me. R.J. Palacio

Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Mother Teresa

Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. Jim Beggs

Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you. Les Brown

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo F. Buscaglia

The value of a smile… It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends. Dale Carnegie

When things are difficult, smile by faith. Don’t wait until you feel better. Joel Osteen Click to tweet

Just for today, smile a little more. Just for today, ask someone how he or she is really doing. Just for today, remember, while some may have it better than you do, there are others whom definitely have it worse than you! Just for today, just let go, just for today… James A. Murphy

We divided ourselves among caste, creed, culture and countries but what is undivided remains most valuable: a mere smile and the love. Santosh Kalwar

You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. Steven D. Woodhull

Man becomes truly free when his is able to overcome the fear of judgment and that of falling behind. Because only then is he able to set aside his pride, learn from mistakes, and keep a his smile no matter what. Patricio Telman Chincocolo

A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms. Og Mandino

Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability. Joe Brown

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. William Hazlitt

You are somebody’s reason to smile. Unknown

Funny Smile Quotes (That Will Make You… Smile!)

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You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth. Chuck Palahniuk

Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches. Richelle E. Goodrich Click to tweet

People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile. Judith Guest

If you haven’t seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven’t seen her smile her prettiest. Kin Hubbard

Keep smiling. It makes people wonder what you are up to. Unknown (See also: 10 Reasons To Keep Smiling, theodysseyonline.com)

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. Charles Gordy

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs. Malcolm De Chazal

A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it. Unknown Click to tweet

If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is. Chad Sugg

Your wrinkles either show that you’re nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you’re always smiling. Carlos Santana

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. Robert Bloch

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. Milton A. Lee

Deep Smile Sayings

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Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. John Ray Click to tweet

Smiling is confusing, she thought. This is why I don’t do it. Rainbow Rowell

Nothing shakes the smiling heart. Santosh Kalwar

Your smile is the ultimate golden dream. All the poems in the world are waking up from. Sanober Khan

You don’t have to be happy to smile. Daniel Willey

Sweetest smile is made saddest tear-drop. Edwin Arnold

Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past. Mason Cooley

For Beauty’s tears are lovelier than her smile. Thomas Campbell

God’s first Smile was born the day humanity awoke to His Light. Sri Chinmoy

Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile. Jean Giraudoux

I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep; for my shadow in the pool can do better than that. Confucius

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

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You need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow. Thich Nhat Hanh Click to tweet

We have a lamp inside us. The oil of that lamp is our breathing, our steps, and our peaceful smile. Our practice is to light up the lamp. Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t take the ego too seriously. When you detect egoic behavior in yourself, smile. At times you may even laugh. Eckhart Tolle

When you smile at a stranger, there is already a minute outflow of energy. You become a giver. Eckhart Tolle

Stop. Take 3 deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what’s happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding. Deepak Chopra

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Paramahansa Yogananda

Never cry because you have mountains of problem in your hands to solve. Always smile because each problems will someday resolve. Santosh Kalwar

Her smile, which was her pretty feature, was never so pretty as when her sprightly phrase had a scratch lurking in it. Henry James

The smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Smiling away your troubles requires a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity. Paramahansa Yogananda

Smile. It’s the second best thing you can do with your lips. Jill Shalvis

A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities. Herman Melville

Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt

We bleed, we tremble; we forget, we smile – The mind turns fool, before the cheek is dry. Edward Young

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart? African proverb

Wise Smile Sayings

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Anyone can smile on their best day. I like to meet a man who can smile on his worst. Lauren Graham

Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot. Vera Nazarian

Smiling doesn’t necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong. Unknown

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. Samson Raphael Hirsch

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy. Unknown Click to tweet

The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too. Herbert Samuel

Something of a person’s character may be observed by how they smile. Christian Nestell Bovee

More can be taught with a single smile than with a whole year worth of lessons. Anthony T. Hincks

No matter how fleeting, your smile is, your smile is the very beginning of your wisdom-light. Sri Chinmoy

You shouldn’t never regret something that made you smile. Bei Maejor

More words of wisdom, positive affirmations

See also: How Smiling Can Make You Happier (in 30 Milliseconds or Less) (huffingtonpost.com)

Part 3. Conclusion

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Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. Mark Twain Click to tweet

Call to action: Read 7 Benefits of Smiling and Laughing + 4 Easy Tips On How to Smile and Laugh More Often (lifehack.org)

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

March 5, 2018

Last Update

July 16, 2021

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  1. Thank you Ruvy for the many beautiful quotes about smiles from strangers. We cover our smiles with masks and I am despairing at the loss of our right to connect with other humans.

    Here’s my quote:
    I used to worry about what I looked like in public. Now my most important accessory, my smile, is hidden. I no longer care what I look like when I go out.

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