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105 Awesome Smiling Quotes To Lift Your Spirits and Spread Joy

We’ve collected the most uplifting smile quotes to brighten up your day. The physical act of smiling has been shown to boost your mood, relieve stress, and even improve your health. It’s a universal action, no matter what language you speak!

A smile can cheer you up, spread positivity and help others feel great – so read on to discover over 100 quotes about smiling that will make you beam with happiness.

Remember, smiles are infectious – so share your favorite smile quote on Pinterest to spread the joy!

Quotes About Smiling

1. “Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.” Chinese Proverb

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2. “Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.”- Roy T. Bennett

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3. “A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.” Dr. T.P. Chia

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4. “Nothing shakes the smiling heart.”Santosh Kalwar

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5. “Colors are the smiles of nature.” Leigh Hunt

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6. “Sometimes I smile so big, I get scared that my face is gonna explode.” – Demi Lovato

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7. “Everyone smiles in the same language” – George Carlin

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8. “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou

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9. “Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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10. “The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.”Bryant H. McGill

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11. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

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12. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – William Shakespeare

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13. “Your smiley face is what I look forward to seeing each day.” – Unknown

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14. “Peace begins with a smile.”Mother Teresa

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15. “I’m finally smiling for me again.” – Unknown

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16. “Your simple smile can lighten the darkest places.” – Steve Maraboli

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

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18. “The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.” – Bryant H. McGill

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19. “Smile. Your eyes sparkle when you do.” – Unknown

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20. “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” – Unknown

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

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22. “The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco

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23. “I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.” – Santosh Kalwar

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24. “Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” – Santosh Kalwar

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25. “Smile if it kills you. The physiology of smiling diffuses a lot of anger and angst. It makes your body and soul feel better.” – Tom Peters

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26. “Just smiling at someone walking down the street can make the person’s day. It’s all about paying it forward.” – Mariska Hargitay

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27. “When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.” – Steve Maraboli

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

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29. “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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30. “I love those who can smile in trouble.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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31. “The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” – William Shakespeare

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

33. “Maman told me that every time you smile, a very tiny bit of the smile stays stuck to your face, so as you get older and older your face starts to show all the tiny bits of all your smiles and you look like you are smiling all the time, even when you are just thinking about what to have for breakfast. She said, also, that if you frown a lot then the frown sticks to your face instead. That way when you are old you have a very frowny face and look cross all the time and people are scared of you.” – Claire King

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

35. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Unknown

36. “If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.” – Les Giblin

37. “Smile! It increases your face value.” – Robert Harling

38. “Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.” – Sri Chinmoy

39. “A smile confuses an approaching frown.” – Unknown

40. “A smile is a facelift that’s in everyone’s price range!” ​– Tom Wilson

41. “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” ​– Richard M. Devos

42. “Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile and start again.” – Unknown

43. “Smile big. Laugh often. Never take this life for granted.” – Unknown

44. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” ​– William Arthur Ward

45. “Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.” – Dale Carnegie

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

47. “Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.” – Unknown

48. “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” Thich Nhat Hanh

49. “If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” – Andy Rooney

50. “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

51. “How can you feel bad and smile simultaneously?” – Maxime Lagacé

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

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

54. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

55. “Smile is a good reply to the dark world.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

56. “Smile. Be open and welcoming.” – Ephraim Buchwald

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

58. “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

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

60. “The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.” – Malcolm De Chazal

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

62. “Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past.” – Mason Cooley

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

64. “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

65. “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

66. “Smile, it’s free therapy.” – Douglas Horton

67. “Remember to smile.” – Nelson Mandela

68. “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” – George Eliot

69. “Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you.” – Peace Pilgrim

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

71. “The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

72. “A smile doesn’t always stand for a perfect life.” – Faraaz Kazi

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

74. “One smile speaks louder than a hundred words.”- Abhijit Naskar

75. “My worst day, I’m just going to try and smile.” – Iman Shumpert

76. “It’s important to maintain an attractive smile as you age. A lighter, less beige, more white tooth color is key, but no Chiclets.” – Evelyn Lauder

77. “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

78. “I love life and I love to smile … you can never smile too much.” – Sophie Hinch

79. “Smile is the sunshine of the soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

80. “Focus on giving smiles away and you will always discover that your own smiles will always be in great supply!” – Joyce Meyer

81. “A smile is something you can give away and still keep.” – Unknown

82. “A face that cannot smile is like a bud that cannot blossom and dries up on the stalk.” – Henry Ward Beecher

83. “Sometimes we’re gonna have our bad days, but we must continue to work to be great. Keep smiling. It looks beautiful on you.” – Demi Lovato

84. “The muscles used to make a smile actually send a biochemical message to our nervous system that it is safe to relax the flight of freeze response.” – Tara Brach

85. “She wrote love with her smile and magic with her eyes.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

86. “Love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile.” James Dean

87. “I add a smile to everything I wear and that has worked great for me.” – Unknown

88. “Get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile you’ll . . . be cheerful because you smile.” – Kenneth Goode

89. “A friendly word, a pleasant smile. Help someone feel his day’s worthwhile.” – Catherine Pulsifer

90. “I’ll smile for today. I won’t cry over yesterday’s mistakes and I won’t fret over the uncertainty of tomorrow. I’ll smile because I’ve made it this far. Will you smile with me?” – Jem Downing & Jacob Moneaux, Journey

91. “A smile vanquishes loneliness, if only for a fleeting moment.” – Terri Guillemets

92. “Smiling is one of our greatest defense mechanisms.” – Asa Don Brown

93. “Smile, and let the world wonder why.” – Minnie Mouse 

94. “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

95. “Smiling resets your mood.” – Joel Osteen

96. “Smile baby girl, the world is full of uncertain miles.” – Goitsemang Mvula

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

98. “Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

99. “Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” – John Ray

100. “Sweetest smile is made saddest tear-drop.” – Edwin Arnold

101. “Anyone can smile on their best day. I like to meet a man who can smile on his WORST.” – Lauren Graham

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

103. “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 

104. “The living should smile, for the dead cannot.” – George R.R. Martin

105. “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