103 Smile Quotes To Make Your Day Better 😊

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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According to research (1, 2, 3), smiling can:

  • Elevate your mood
  • Make you less stressed
  • Make you live longer 💪

But most people forget to smile and appreciate the present moment.

That’s why I’ve compiled 103 of the most beautiful smile quotes I could find.

What’s my goal?

To make your day better, joyful, and beautiful.

And remember:

life will never be perfect, but you can always wear a smile on your face and in your heart.

People who are happy don’t take life too seriously.

You’ll discover quotes by Thoreau, Einstein, Mother Teresa, and many more.


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Smile, breathe and go slowly. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa

A smile is a friend maker. Bangambiki Habyarimana

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

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

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

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

Smile is the beauty of the soul. Lailah Gifty Akita

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


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Smile at the past. Smile at the future. Live in the moment, the only cure. Maxime Lagacé

Even a smile is a good deed. Shari Arison

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

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

A smile is the universal welcome. Max Eastman

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

Every smile makes you a day younger. Chinese proverb

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

How can you feel bad and smile simultaneously? Maxime Lagacé


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

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

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

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

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

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

Start every day with a smile and get it over with. W.C. Fields

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


More Quotes About Smiling

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

Remember to smile. Nelson Mandela

A happy heart comes first, then the happy face. Shania Twain

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

A smile cures the wounding of a frown. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain

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

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

Smile, it’s free therapy. Douglas Horton

An honest smile is an icebreaker. Toba Beta

Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe. Sri Chinmoy (wikipedia.org)

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

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

Smiling resets your mood. Joel Osteen

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

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

Related: 11 Easy Ways to Make Someone Smile (1800flowers.com)
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If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it. Andy Rooney

Smile! It increases your face value. Robert Harling

A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart. Chia Thye Poh

Everyone smiles in the same language. George Carlin

A big smile is a big gift to the world. Maximre Lagacé

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

Nothing shakes the smiling heart. Santosh Kalwar

A smile confuses an approaching frown. Unknown

Look back, and smile on perils past. Walter Scott

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The simplest positive action is a smile. Maxime Lagacé

Keep walking and keep smiling. Tiny Tim

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge

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

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

Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things. Kenneth Branagh

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

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

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

Related: 7 Benefits of Smiling and Laughing (lifehack.org)


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A peaceful smile inspire others to live in peace too. Maxime Lagacé

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

You are somebody’s reason to smile. Unknown

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

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. John Ray

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

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

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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

Key Takeaways

  • Smiling is:
  • Smiling helps to see life more positively
  • Smiling can improve someone else’s day instantly
  • What do beautiful people have in common? A smile 🙂
  • Smiling tricks your brain into thinking you’re happy. So just do it!



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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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

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

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

March 9, 2023

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