100 Smile Quotes To Make Your Day Better

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 100 of the best smile quotes I could find. The goal? Simply to make your day playful, joyful and beautiful. You’ll discover quotes by Thoreau, Einstein, Mother Teresa, and more. Enjoy!

Smile, breathe and go slowly. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa

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


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

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

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

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


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

Smile is the beauty of the soul. Lailah Gifty Akita

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

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

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

Related quotes: hope, life is short, attitude, gratitude, fun

The Best Smile Quotes

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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 Click to tweet

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

A smile is the universal welcome. Max Eastman

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

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

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


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

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

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

How can you feel bad and smile simultaneously? Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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

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

Related quote topic: humility

Part 2. Smile Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Smile Quotes

Go to table of contentsSearching for a famous smile quote? Check out those by Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou, Thoreau, etc.

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

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

Remember to smile. Nelson Mandela

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

My practice when I see someone, is to smile. 14th Dalai Lama

A smile cures the wounding of a frown. William Shakespeare

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain Click to tweet

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

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

See also: 11 Easy Ways to Make Someone Smile (1800flowers.com)

Short Smile Quotes

Go to table of contentsOne-liners, short smile quotes, thoughts, sayings and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.

Smile, it’s free therapy. Douglas Horton Click to tweet

An honest smile is an icebreaker. Toba Beta

Every smile makes you a day younger. Chinese proverb

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

Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe. Sri Chinmoy

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

Smiling resets your mood. Joel Osteen

The simplest positive action is a smile. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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

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

Smile! It increases your face value. Robert Harling

Everyone smiles in the same language. George Carlin

Smile. Be open and welcoming. Ephraim Buchwald

Everywhere you go, take a smile with you. Sasha Azevedo

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

Most smiles are started by another smile. Unknown

A smile confuses an approaching frown. Unknown

Look back, and smile on perils past. Walter Scott

Keep walking and keep smiling. Tiny Tim

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge

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Inspirational Smile Quotes

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

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

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

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 Click to tweet

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

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

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

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

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. John Ray Click to tweet

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

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

You are somebody’s reason to smile. Unknown

Related: 85 Relax Quotes To Help You Recharge

Part 3. Conclusion

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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 Click to tweet

Let’s recap:Smiling is:Smiling helps to see life more positivelySmiling can improve someone else’s day instantlyWhat do beautiful people have in common? A smile 🙂Smiling tricks your brain into thinking you’re happy. So just do it! Call to action: Read 7 Benefits of Smiling and Laughing (lifehack.org)or How to Be Happy: The 6 Happiness Pillars You Must Know (wisdomquotes.com)or 130 Short Quotes That Will Inspire You (Fast) (wisdomquotes.com) Hope you enjoyed these beautiful smile quotes. If you did, please share them with a friend today!What was your favorite quote? Please let us know in the comment section below!

Author Bio

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. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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