In this list we have gathered the top smile quotes for you to read and enjoy. If you’re looking to boost your mood with great quotes about smiling, this list was made exactly for you! The smile is regarded as the most powerful facial expression in all cultures, and it is the universal expression of joy that can also elevate the mood of people around you. Many quotes on this list are from famous philosophers, poets and inspirational thinkers of our time. All the smile quotes on this list have been ranked by votes, meaning that the most popular ones among the community are ranked on the top of the list. We recommend browsing these quotes from the top of the list to find your favourite!
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
“Peace begins with a smile..” ― Mother Teresa
“Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“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, Quote Me Everyday
“And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.” ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.” ― Alysha Speer
“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
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
“Very slowly using two fingers, Annabeth drew her dagger. Instead of dropping it, she tossed it as far as she could into the water.
Octavian made a squeaking sound. “What was that for? I didn’t say tossit! That could’ve been evidence. Or spoils of war!”
Annabeth tried for a dumb-blonde smile, like: Oh, silly me. Nobody who knew her would have been fooled. But Octavian seemed to buy it. He huffed in exasperation.
“You other two…” He pointed his blade a Hazel and Piper. “Put your weapons on the dock. No funny bus–“
All around the Romans, Charleston Harbor erupted like a Las Vegas fountain putting on a show. When the wall of seawater subsided, the three Romans were in the bay, spluttering and frantically trying to stay afloat in their armor. Percy stood on the dock, holding Annabeth’s dagger.
“You dropped this,” he said, totally poker-faced.” ― rick riordan, The Mark of Athena
“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Oh no. Don’t smile. You’ll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.” ― Tessa Dare, A Lady of Persuasion
“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses. ” ― Colette
“You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth.”― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“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
“Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“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
“Well, that’s an evil smile…” ― James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
“I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes” ― Jeremy Aldana
“A smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it’s a fake one.” ― Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto, Vol. 01: Uzumaki Naruto
“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.” ― Greta Garbo
“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
“it’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney
“She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life.” ― Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” ― Andy Rooney
“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? (136-137)” ― Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras
“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.” ― R.J. Palacio, Wonder
“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
“But, my God, it’s so beautiful when the boy smiles” ― Anna Nalick
“Smiling is confusing, she thought. This is why I don’t do it.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl
“When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.” ― Roy T. Bennett
“He’s dozed off again, but I kiss him awake, which seems to startle him. Then he smiles as if he’d be happy to lie there gazing at me forever.” ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.” ― Dejan Stojanovic
“I wondered if my smile was as big as hers. Maybe as big. But not as beautiful.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
“The groom always smiles proudly because he’s convinced he’s accomplished something quite wonderful. The bride smiles because she’s been able to convince him of it.” ― Judith McNaught, A Kingdom of Dreams
“But you’re so busy changing the world
Just one smile can change all of mine” ― Jack Johnson
“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.” ― Steve Maraboli
“If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” ― Melody Carstairs
“Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star. I wish upon tonight to see you smile, if only for a while to know you’re there. A breath away’s not far to where you are.” ― Josh Groban
“I like it when my mother smiles. And I especially like it when I make her smile.” ― Adriana Trigiani, Viola in Reel Life
“He shook his head, just looking at me.
– “What?” I asked.
– “Nothing” he said.
– “Why are you looking at me like that?”
Augustus half smiled. “Because you`re beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.” A brief awkward silence ensued. Augustus plowed through: “I mean, particularly given that, as you so deliciously pointed out, all of this will end in oblivion and everything.”
I kind of scoffed or sighed or exhaled in a way that was vaguely coughy and then said, “I`m not beau-“
– “You are like a millennial Natalie Portman. Like V for Vendetta Natalie Portman.”
– “Never seen it.”
– “Really?” he asked. “Pixie-haired gorgeous girl dislikes authority and can`t help but fall for a boy she knows is trouble. It`s your autobiography, so far as I can tell.”
His every syllable flirted. Honestly, he kind of turned me on. I didn`t even know that guys could turn me on – not, like, in real life.” ― John Green The Fault in Our Stars
“The future is uncertain, but that can be a good thing.” ― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
“You make me smile like the sun, fall out bed, sing like a bird, dizzy in my head. Spin like a record crazy on a sunday night. You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breath, shine like the sun buzz like a bee, just the thought of you can drive me wild. Oh you make me smile. -Uncle Kracker-” ― Uncle Kracker
“Her smile, I’m sure, burnt Rome to the ground.” ― Mark Z. Danielewski
“He smiled like he couldn’t help it. She couldn’t believe it. He was actally smiling, teeth and all. Had she ever seen him smile before? No, she realized, because right now, it was such a jarring thing to witness that for a moment it felt as though she was sharing the car with a stranger.” ― Kelly Creagh, Nevermore
“When I was growing up we didn’t have a massive house and there were five women running around, so my dad and I had to stick together!” ― Louis Tomlinson, Dare to Dream: Life as One Direction
“I smiled back and I thought
how incredible that was, that they would find the time to smile. There was goodness in the world still, even if you couldn’t always see it.” ― Jenny Valentine, Broken Soup
“You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.” ― Al Capone
“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” ― Santosh Kalwar, I Am Dead Man Alive
“Why be alone when we can be together baby
You can make my life worthwhile
And I can make you start to smile” ― Mr. Big
“…and he smiled a lot. The smile did not mean that he was happy. It meant he was stronger than most people, and that he intended to take advantage of it.” ― Michael Cadnum, Flash
“All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
but a hidden star can still be smiling
at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling” ― Munia Khan
“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.” ― Michael Jackson
“Valkyrie Cain got out of the passenger side. She zipped up
her black jacket against the cold, and joined Skulduggery as he
walked up to the front door. She glanced at him, and saw that he was smiling.
“Stop doing that,” she sighed.
“Stop doing what?” Skulduggery responded in that gloriously velvet voice of his.
“Stop smiling. The person we want to talk to lives in the only dark house on a bright street. That’s not a good sign.”
“I didn’t realise I was smiling,” he said.
They stopped at the door, and Skulduggery made a concerted effort to shift his features. His mouth twitched
downwards. “Am I smiling now?”
“Excellent,” he said, and the smile immediately sprang back up.” ― Derek Landy, Mortal Coil
“She smiled, and there it was again, that aching pressure in his chest. Love, or a heart attack. Kind of the same thing.” ― Kristan Higgins, Somebody to Love
“They made a major mistake,” he blurted out, “the dumb bastards, when they didn’t start by killing you first.”
“Benjamin Thomas Parish, that was the sweetest and most bizarre compliment anyone’s ever given me.”
I kissed him on the cheek. He kissed me on the mouth.
“You know,” I whispered, “a year ago, I would have sold my soul for that.”
He shook his head. “Not worth it.” And, for one-ten thousandth of a second, all of it fell away, the despair and grief and anger and pain and hunger, and the old Ben Parish rose from the dead. The eyes that impaled. The smile that slayed. In another moment, he would fade, slide back into the new Ben, the one called Zombie, and I understood something I hadn’t before: He was dead, the object of my schoolgirl desires, just as the schoolgirl who desired him was dead.” ― Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea
“People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.” ― Judith Guest, Ordinary People
“People with dimple have a divine role in this universe: smile!” ― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity
“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.” ― Og Mandino
“The smile upon my lips,
It will surely never die
As I’m waiting here for you
until you’re by my side.” ― Freida Martinez
“No matter where life takes me, you’ll find me with a smile. Presumed to be happy, always laughing like a child. I never thought life could be this sweet! It’s got me cheesing from cheek to cheek!” ― Mac Miller
“… have a smile for everyone you meet and a plan to kill them.” ― Brad Thor, The Apostle
“She spilled rice on my knee, and she smiled. I wanted her to spill a thousand things on me, lava, acid, bricks, anything, and smile each time” ― Ann Brashares, My Name Is Memory
“It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.” ― Roy T. Bennett
“One smile has the power to…
Soften stone walls.
Warm a cold heart.
Invite a new friend.
Mimic a loving hug.
Beautify the bearer.
Lighten heavy loads.
Promote good deeds.
Brighten a gloomy day.
Comfort a grieving spirit.
Offer hope to the forlorn.
Send a message of caring.
Lift the downtrodden soul.
Patch up invisible wounds.
Weaken the hold of misery.
Act as medicine for suffering.
Attract the companionship of angels.
Fulfill the human need for recognition.
Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
“You smiled then, and your whole face changed with it. It kind of lit up, like there were sunbeams coming from inside you.” ― Lucy Christopher
“I sit up, edge over close to my window, and push it open, slipping one leg in, then the next, turning back to Jase. “Come on.”
His smile flashes in the gathering dark as his eyebrows lift, but he climbs carefully in as I lock my bedroom door.
“Be still,” I tell him. “Now I’m going to learn all about you.” ― Huntley Fitzpatrick, My Life Next Door
“I like your glasses,” he said. “I like your Simon Snow T-shirts. I like that you don’t smile at everyone, because then, when you smile at me… Cather.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl
“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.” ― Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun
“The saddest line you scraped in your diary was not that you cried but those moments when we both shared smile.” ― Santosh Kalwar
“A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract me from all that darkness, if only for a little while.” ― Ransom Riggs, Hollow City
“People aren’t just ants rushing around over a crust of bread. Every life, no matter how isolated, touches hundreds of others. It’s up to us to decide if those micro connections are positive or negative. But whichever we decide, it does impact the ones we deal with. One word can give someone the strength they needed at that moment or it can shred them down to nothing. A single smile can turn a bad moment good. And one wrong outburst or word could be the tiny push that causes someone to slip over the edge into destruction.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Infamous
“When you start giving, instead of getting, you make a difference. You can always give a warm smile, a sincere hello, a positive vibe… your attention, your time, your love, and kindness to those around you.” ― Roy T. Bennett
“Science teaches to think but love teaches to smile.” ― Santosh Kalwar
“when he smiles it’s as if you’d just told him the first joke on earth.” ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
“There is thin line between smile and laughter.” ― Santosh Kalwar
“He continues to smile expectantly. I take a step back. I don’t want to catch whatever he has. He is a disturbing out-of-uniform Santa.” ― Augusten Burroughs
“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” ― Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun
Sometimes on your travel through hell, you meet people that think they are in heaven because of their cleverness and ability to get away with things. Travel past them because they don’t understand who they have become and never will. These type of people feel justified in revenge and will never learn mercy or forgiveness because they live by comparison. They are the people that don’t care about anyone, other than who is making them feel confident. They don’t understand that their deity is not rejoicing with them because of their actions, rather he is trying to free them from their insecurities, by softening their heart. They rather put out your light than find their own. They don’t have the ability to see beyond the false sense of happiness they get from destroying others. You know what happiness is and it isn’t this. Don’t see their success as their deliverance. It is a mask of vindication which has no audience, other than their own kind. They have joined countless others that call themselves “survivors”. They believe that they are entitled to win because life didn’t go as planned for them. You are not like them. You were not meant to stay in hell and follow their belief system. You were bound for greatness. You were born to help them by leading. Rise up and be the light home. You were given the gift to see the truth. They will have an army of people that are like them and you are going to feel alone. However, your family in heaven stands beside you now. They are your strength and as countless as the stars. It is time to let go!
Your Guardian Angel” ― Shannon L. Alder
“I’ve been waiting for you all night and day,’ she said.
Froi shivered. He realised that the words came from Quintana the ice maiden. Realised, as he felt his face heating up, that the idea of this Quintana waiting for him with excitement spoke to parts of him he believed to be dormant. And then she winked.
‘Did I do that right?’ she asked. Her smile was lopsided and he saw a glimpse of the teeth.
And Froi imagined that he would follow her to the ends of the earth.” ― Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles
“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.” ― Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom
“Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
“To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.” ― Dejan Stojanovic
“I live for those who love me, for those who know me true; for the heaven that smiles above me and awaits my spirit too. For the cause that lacks assistance, for the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do.” ― George Linnaeus Banks
“You’ve got to S-M-I-L-E
To be H-A-Double-P-Y” ― Shirley Temple
“Anyone can smile on their best day. I like to meet a man who can smile on his WORST.” ― Lauren Graham, Someday, Someday, Maybe
“There was a smile dancing on his lips, although it was a wary smile, for the world is a bigger place than a little graveyard on a hill; and there would be dangers in it and mysteries, new friends to make, old friends to rediscover, mistakes to be made and many paths to be walked before he would, finally, return to the graveyard or ride with the Lady on the broad back of her great grey stallion.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
“What does my smile look like now? Vivi wondered. Can you reclaim that free-girl smile, or is it like virginity- once you loose it, that’s it?” ― Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip
“The wine god sighed. ‘Oh Hades if I know. But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword. As a mortal, I was never a great fighter or athlete or poet. I only made wine. The people in my village laughed at me. They said I would never amount to anything. Look at me now. Sometimes small things can become very large indeed.’ He left me alone to think about that. And as I watched Clarisse and Chris singing a stupid campfire song together, holding hands in the darkness, where they thought nobody could see them, I had to smile.” ― Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth
“All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” ― Chris Hart
is the ultimate
all the poems
in the world
are waking up from.” ― Sanober Khan
“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip
“You don’t have to be happy to smile.” ― Daniel Willey
“Just one smile
Immensely increases the beauty
Of the universe.” ― Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy’s Heart Garden: A Book of Aphorisms for Joy and Inspiration
“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, The Waves of Life Quotes and Daily Meditations
“And metaphors like cats behind your smile,
Each one wound up to purr,
each one a pride,
Each one a fine gold beast you’ve hid inside (…)” ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
“I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“Sweetest smile is made saddest tear-drop!” ― Sir Edwin Arnold