101 Quotes About Smiling To Boost Your Mood

101 Quotes About Smiling To Boost Your Mood

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Do you want to know something fascinating?

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.

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. In some cultures, such as parts of Asia and the former Soviet Union, in some contexts, smiling is considered dishonest.

Whatever the case, our muscles can send feedback to our faces and help to boost our mood. Which is why we’ve created this post to boost your mood and bring a few more smiles to your day.

101 Quotes about Smiles

A woman with tattooed arms smiling and laughing to boost her mood

“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

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

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” – Kenneth Branagh

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

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

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

“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

“You shouldn’t never regret something that made you smile.” – Mei Maejor

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

“That smile could move mountains. It could also break hearts. “ – Kylie Scott

“Teeth aren’t pearly, until you smile.” – Anthony Liccione

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

“Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?” – Joel Osteen

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

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

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

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

“Strong people are ones who can smile for others’ happiness.” – Veronica Purcell

“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” – Charlie Chaplin

“Look back, and smile on perils past.” – Walter Scott

“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.” – Michael Jackson

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

“It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” – Christie Brinkley

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

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

“I am intrigued by the smile upon your face, and the sadness within your eyes.” – Jeremy Aldana

“I can sing and dance. I can smile – a lot.” – Chris Colfer

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

“Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain

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

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

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

“Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph.” – Unknown

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

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

“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” – Santosh Kalwar

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

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

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

“Smile at the obstacle, for it is a bridge.” – Medusa

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

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

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

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

“You haven’t lost your smile at all, it’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.” – Anonymous

“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

“A smile is a friend maker.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

“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

“I wake up every day with a smile on my face.” – Henry Ian Cusick

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“You don’t have to be happy to smile.” – Daniel Willey

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

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” – Anonymous

“A smile cures the wounding of a frown.” – William Shakespeare

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

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

“Her smile, I’m sure, burnt Rome to the ground.” – Mark Z. Danielewski

“People with dimple have a divine role in this universe: smile!” – Toba Beta

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

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.” – Joe Brown

“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

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

“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

A wryly smiling blonde woman with short hair and blue sunglasses

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

“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” – Dejan Stojanovic

“I like to smile. I smile even when I’m nervous since it calms me down and shows my friendliness.” – Yani Tseng

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

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

“An enigmatic smile is worth ten pages of dialogue.” – Connie Brockway

“Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.” – Sasha Asevedo

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.” – Unknown

A background of brightly colored maple leaves painted blue, yellow, red, and orange

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

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 attract positive energy.

If you want to boost your mood, improve your relationships, and even improve your health, smiling is a wonderful way to do it!

Published at Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:35:54 +0000