155 Smile Quotes to Get You Smiling

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Ready to cheer up and boost your mood? These smile quotes will have you grinning from ear to ear.

Smiling is universally considered to be a way we display joy. It can communicate our internal world to people on the outside, and it can be a welcoming sign to new people.

When we smile, our muscles send feedback to our faces and lift our mood.

So we’ve gathered some great quotes about smiling to boost your mood and bring a few more smiles to your day.

Top 10 Smile Quotes

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Tom Wilson
Mother Teresa quote "Peace begins with a smile"
“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

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

Dalai Lama

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

Dr. Seuss

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

Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

Andy Rooney
Douglas Horton quote "Smile, it’s free therapy"
“Smile, it’s free therapy.” – Douglas Horton

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

Smile! It increases your face value.

Robert Harling

Smile Quotes & Sayings

Even though there are drastic differences between human cultures and the way we express ourselves, psychologist Paul Ekman discovered that facial expressions have a degree of universality that transcends time and place.

Each of these thousands of ways of moving the muscles in our faces, serve to express and reinforce one of the six basic emotions: anger, disgust, enjoyment, fear, sadness, and surprise.

And the most powerful and profound facial expression of them all? The smile.

Smile. Be open and welcoming.

Ephraim Buchwald

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Arthur Ward

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

A smile is a friend maker.

Bangambiki Habyarimana
Daniel Willey quote "You don’t have to be happy to smile"
“You don’t have to be happy to smile.” – Daniel Willey

Never regret anything that made you smile.

Mark Twain

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

William Hazlitt

A smile will even make the darkest of clouds shine.

Anthony T. Hinks

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

Christie Brinkley

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

Kenneth Branagh

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

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

John Lennon

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

Les Giblin

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

Les Brown

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

Max Eastman quote "A smile is the universal welcome"
“A smile is the universal welcome.” – Max Eastman

I eat every two hours. I sleep for eight hours. I have lots of water. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.

Vidya Balan

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

Chinese Proverb

Smiles are pretty much universal – no matter your language or culture, a smile at its core means friendship, happiness, and ease.

Elizabeth Dutton

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

John Ray

Smile at the obstacle, for it is a bridge.


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

Og Mandino

Strong people are ones who can smile for others’ happiness.

Veronica Purcell

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 Buscaglia

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

Lauren Graham

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A smile cures the wounding of a frown.

William Shakespeare
Frank Clark quote "Most smiles are started by another smile"
“Most smiles are started by another smile.” – Frank A. Clark

The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.

Koi Fresco

Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.

Connie Stevens

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

Steve Maraboli

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

Thomas Paine

I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes.

Jeremy Aldana

Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.

Steve Maraboli

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

Mother Teresa

The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Always Smile Quotes

Sometimes all it takes to turn a bad day around is to put a smile on our faces. The real challenge, though, is always smiling.

These quotes show smiling is often as important to others as it is to us. The simple act of finding something to smile about is an exercise in gratitude and has the power to lift us up, or even lift up others.

Always wear a smile sometime during the day, it makes you feel happier and younger.

Kylie Bax

Always wear a smile, because your smile is a reason for many others to smile!

A.A. Milne
Sri Chinmoy advice "Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible"
“Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible.” – Sri Chinmoy

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

William Shakespeare

I love those who can smile in trouble.

Leonardo da Vinci

Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.

Sasha Asevedo

When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.

Zig Ziglar

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

A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.

Marilyn Monroe

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.

Roy T. Bennett

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

Jim Beggs

I think that anybody that smiles automatically looks better.

Diane Lane

The living should smile, for the dead cannot.

George R.R. Martin
Henry Cusick quote "I wake up every day with a smile on my face"
“I wake up every day with a smile on my face.” – Henry Ian Cucisk

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

Joe Brown

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

Yoko Ono

I like to smile. I smile even when I’m nervous since it calms me down and shows my friendliness.

Yani Tseng

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

Steve Maraboli

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.

Muriel Spark

I can sing and dance. I can smile – a lot.

Chris Colfer

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


Look back, and smile on perils past.

Sir Walter Scott

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


Cute Smile Sayings

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.

Charles Gordy

That smile could move mountains. It could also break hearts.

Kylie Scott

Teeth aren’t pearly until you smile.

Anthony Liccione
George Carlin saying "Everyone smiles in the same language"
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” – George Carlin

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

Chris Hart

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

Maya Angelou

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

Toba Beta

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

Lee Mildon

Her smile, I’m sure, burnt Rome to the ground.

Mark Z. Danielewski

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

Charlie Chaplin

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain

Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe.

Sri Chinmoy

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

Leo Tolstoy

Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.

Richelle E. Goodrich
Laila Akita quotation "Smile is the beauty of the soul"
“Smile is the beauty of the soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

An enigmatic smile is worth ten pages of dialogue.

Connie Brockway

Colors are the smiles of nature.

Leigh Hunt

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

Tom Wilson

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

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

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

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

Jill Shalvis

It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.

Roy T. Bennett

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

William R. Alger

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

Mother Teresa
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight"
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller

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

Mother Teresa

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


Fake Smiles

We’ve all seen them and maybe even done them – fake smiles. We’ve all had our reasons for faking a smile now and then.

Some people force smiles to be polite or appear nicer, but when done wrong or too often, forced smiles are a sign of a fake person.

A smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it’s a fake one.

Masashi Kishimoto

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

George Eliot

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?

African Proverb

I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile.

Tyler Knott Gregson

A fake smile may fool the crowd but it never eases the pain.

Kelly Brook

I hide hurt behind a fake smile. I wear it all the time. Everyone says how I always look so cheerful. Shows what they know I guess.

Ellen Hopkins

A fake smile can prevent something bad from happening, but it can also create further misunderstandings.

Saadat Khan

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.

Michael Bassey Johnson
"A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities"
“A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.” – Herman Melville

A fake smile doesn’t make it to your eyes. Real smile is accompanied by smiling eyes.

Rupert Everett

Bear with me while I plaster on a fake smile and plough through this shit one more time.

Bill Hicks

A fake smile can only be put for some time. Because they are easily detected and disclosed.

Saad Wakeel

A fake smile rarely makes to eyes. The face seems dull instead of full of life.

Tim Curry

It’s getting harder and harder to wear a fake smile everyday because the more I wear it the more I know how much of a lie it is.

Jack Davenport

Quotes about Smiling

Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.


A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.

Dr. T.P. Chia

Keep walking and keep smiling.

Tiny Tim

Smiling makes people feel good and positive, conveying a sense of good-will, rapport and trust.

Dr. T.P. Chia

Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.

Sri Chinmoy
Santosh Kalwar quotation "Nothing shakes the smiling heart.
“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” – Santosh Kalwar

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

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

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

Bryant H. McGill

When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.

Joel Osteen

When we learn to smile at life, we shall find that the problems we encounter dissolve.

Donald Curtis

Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.


For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.

Dejan Stojanovic

A smile, just like a moment of living consciously, can ripple out touching and changing everything in the universe.

Steve Leasock

Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.

Roy T. Bennett

Smiling makes a huge difference. A lot of people walk the red carpet and try to be sexy. I don’t do that; I always smile.

Jazmyn Simon
"Smiling is one of our greatest defense mechanisms"
“Smiling is one of our greatest defense mechanisms.” – Asa Don Brown

Focus on giving smiles away and you will always discover that your own smiles will always be in great supply!

Joyce Meyer

Smiling face of every little girl is the signature of God’s presence.

Amit Ray

I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

I enjoy jokes, smiling, and making people smile.

Tim Duncan

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

People maybe smiling but look to the eyes because they can’t hide the sorrow, pain, and heartache they’re trying to hide behind their smile.

Karon Waddell

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

Ashley Smith

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it’s just by signing an autograph. A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world.

Lionel Messi

Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world.

Lawrence G. Lovasik

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.

Joan Rivers
Joel Osteen saying "Smiling resets your mood"
“Smiling resets your mood.” – Joel Osteen

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

Keep Smiling

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

Marilyn Monroe

Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life.

Jeanne Calment

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.


Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you have been up to.


As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody’s day.

Vin Scully

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

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

Robert Bloch

I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.

Yani Tseng

One of the best ways to overcome issues in your life is to keep smiling. When we lose our smile, everything looks bleak.

Byron Pulsifer

I never get tired of smiling. I’m just the kind of guy who likes to smile.

Jason Ritter

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

I’m always gonna be smiling. I’m always gonna be in a good mood.

Shaquem Griffin

As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody’s day.

Vin Sculley

We hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes about smiling, and feel free to let us know which ones made you smile, too.

When it comes down to it, we know that smiling is not just a way that our body expresses the joy in our mind, but a way that it can help to create the positive emotions.

Taking just a few minutes of your day to smile intentionally will improve your confidence and give you more optimism.

If you want to boost your mood, improve your relationships, and be more positive, smiling is a wonderful way to do it!

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Quincy Seale

Quincy is KIM's editor, and has collected and shared inspiring quotes and stories since 2005. Quincy holds an MBA from the University of Dundee and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and lives in San Antonio with his wife Natalie, son Alex, and his dog Oban.

4 thoughts on “155 Smile Quotes to Get You Smiling”

  1. A teacher wrote this in my autograph book many years ago when I was a child and I’ve never forgotten it:
    “Smile awhile and while you smile another smiles,
    And soon there’s miles and miles of smiles
    And life’s worthwhile because you smiled.”

  2. Nice quotes. Many people do not realize the importance of smiling. It is like breathing, you need to do it every day.


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