Here are 25 smile quotes, by the famous and the unknown—about why we should spend more of our time smiling. A surefire to lift your mood, no matter what is going on around you.
We wish we knew who to thank for these reminders.
Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.
Never regret something that once made you smile.
You are somebody’s reason to smile.
Every smile makes you a day younger. —Chinese Proverb
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WIT & WISDOM
These writers, humorists, artists and humanitarians have made plenty of people smile with their sage observations.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. —Leonardo da Vinci
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. —George Eliot
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. —Mark Twain
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. —Maya Angelou
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. —Dr. Seuss
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. —Andy Rooney
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. —Mother Teresa
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. —Thích Nhất Hạnh (Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and peace activist)
There is no weapon in the feminine armory to which men are so vulnerable as they are to a smile. —Dorothy Dix (early 20th century advice columnist)
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. —William Arthur Ward
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 (influential guru)
Celebrities sometimes seem to have it all, but these famous performers and sports stars know what really matters in life.
Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful. —Rashida Jones
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. —Phyllis Diller
Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile. —Paul Simon
Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile. —Mae West
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. —Charlie Chaplin
I add a smile to everything I wear and that has worked great for me. —David White (star of TV’s Bewitched)
Your wrinkles either show that you’re nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you’re always smiling. —Carlos Santana
When I look out at the people and they look at me and they’re smiling, then I know that I’m loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems. —Etta James
It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I’d rather spend my energy smiling. —Eric Davis (former MLB star and cancer survivor )
I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man. —LeBron James