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Quotes That Will Get You Smiling

Of all the languages and cultures in the world, a universal way to express joy and happiness is to just smile. A smile is friendly, it’s inviting, and it’s seriously contagious. Smiles can affect your own mood, but it also makes those around you feel more at ease. There are studies that show smiling can improve productivity, and it invigorates us while simultaneously suppressing negative emotions.

In fact, every time we smile, our brain releases tiny molecules known as neuropeptides that actively fight off stress. Even forcing a smile can be a great way to improve your mood and release endorphins that act as a mild pain reliever. Some studies have also shown that smiling can help you recover from stressful situations and also reduce your heart rate. This helps you calm down and eases your worries, especially during tense situations.

So it’s clear that there are plenty of great benefits to smiling, but wouldn’t it be great to have a genuine reason to smile whenever you need a little motivational boost to uplift yourself?

Don’t worry–we’ve got you covered!

Below, you’ll find 100 hand-picked quotes about smiling that will help you get through even the roughest days. Compile them into a little handwritten notebook to give you a much-needed boost when you need it, or just save this page in your bookmarks and come back when you’re feeling a little down. Whenever you need a smile to brighten your day, these quotes will be waiting for you right here.

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

Dalai Lama

Smile, it’s free therapy.

Dalai Lama

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.

Dalai Lama

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

Thich Nhat Hanh

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Smile, happiness looks gorgeous on you.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.

Christie Brinkley

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

Dr. Seuss

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.

Connie Stevens

The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.

Bryant H. McGill

If you are too busy to smile, you are too busy.

Bryant H. McGill

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

Bryant H. McGill

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

Smile! It increases your face value.

Chad Sugg

Smiles are always in fashion.

Chad Sugg

Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph.

Chad Sugg

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Your smile looks beautiful on you, you should wear it more often.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

William Shakespeare

I love those who can smile in trouble.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Tom Wilson

Keep smiling. It makes people wonder what you are up to.

Tom Wilson

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.​

George Eliot

A smile doesn’t always stand for a perfect life.​

Faraaz Kazi

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

Joel Osteen

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Chinese Proverb

The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.

Bryant H. McGill

Keep smiling, keep shining.

Bryant H. McGill

I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything

Bryant H. McGill

What a contagious smile! ☺️ Doing such act is giving us the curve that sets everything straight!

Bryant H. McGill

Just for today, smile a little more.”

James A. Murphyl

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

James A. Murphyl

Feed your brain with positivity to put a permanent smile on your face.”

Nitin Namdeo

Wake up with a big smile on your face and be thankful for a new day.

Nitin Namdeo

Smile, not because you are happy but because you are alive.

Nitin Namdeo

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

Joel Osteen

Do not lose your smile because of temporary pain.

Nitin Namdeo

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

Mother Teresa

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.

William R. Alger

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

William Hazlitt

Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.

Anna Lee

If it makes you smile, it’s worth keeping in your memories.

Nitin Namdeo

Children learn to smile from their parents.

Shinichi Suzuki

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

George Eliot

If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.

Les Giblin

Be the kind of person who gives people reasons to smile and fills their lives with peace.

Nitin Namdeo

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

John Ray

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.

Anne Roiphe

Nothing beats a great smile.

Karl Urban

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.

Connie Stevens

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Your smile makes more friends than your words.

Nitin Namdeo

Smile… This is the softest gesture ever.”

Nitin Namdeo

Let your smile erase the pain in your heart.

Nitin Namdeo

Whatever comes in my way, I take it with smile.

Kubra Sait

I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I'd see.

Dick Cheney

The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.

Bryant H. McGill

Even a smile is a good deed.

Shari Arison

Smile. Sparkle. Shine.

Shari Arison

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough.

Richard M DeVos

A genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day to day lives.

The Dalai Lama

A smile can brighten the darkest day.

The Dalai Lama

Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.

Sasha Azevedo

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.

Sasha Azevedo

A smile is a friend maker.

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Smile is one of my prized possession

Invajy

The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.

Bryant H. McGill

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Phyllis Diller

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

Dalai Lama

“Whenever you have tough time in life, have patience and work hard. Once overcome the obstacles, look back and always have last winning smile.

Invajy

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.

Anthony J. D’Angelo

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

William Shakespeare

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

Tom Wilson

You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile.

Evan Esar

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

Mother Teresa

A smile doesn’t always stand for a perfect life.

Mother Teresa

Teeth aren’t pearly, until you smile.

Anthony Liccione

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

Yoko Ono

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

Kenneth Branagh

An enigmatic smile is worth ten pages of dialogue.

Connie Brockway

Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.

Roy T. Bennett

I love those who can smile in trouble.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Michael Jackson

There is little success where there is little laughter.

Andrew Carnegie

You haven’t lost your smile at all, it’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.

Anonymous

A smile is a facelift that’s in everyone’s price range!

Tom Wilson

It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.

Steve Maraboli

People with dimple have a divine role in this universe: smile!

Toba Beta

The living should smile, for the dead cannot.

George R.R. Martin

Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.

Anonymous

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

Og Mandino

Never regret anything that made you smile.

Mark Twain

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

Steve Maraboli

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

Andy Rooney

Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph.

Anonymous

Smile. Be open and welcoming.

Ephraim Buchwald

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

Les Brown

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Leo Tolstoy