Why You Should Smile More Often; 60 Quotes to Motivate You To Smile

The World Smile Day is around the corner. Oh, yes, you heard right. The World Smile Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday of October. The fact that there is a World Smile Day shows why you shouldn’t underestimate the power of a smile. 

The World Smile Day? You see, in 1963, Harvey Ross Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Central Massachusetts created the ‘smiley face’ that we all love to use. Today, the smiley face is the most popular symbol of good cheer and goodwill in the world.


Harvey Ball started World Smile Day in 1999. He did so to give a chance to everybody on the planet to smile and share kindness at least one day in a year. Harvey Ball died in 2001.


After his death, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was formed in honor of his memory and name. The foundation is now the official sponsor of the Annual World Smile Day.


So, this year, World Smile Day is on 6th October. I urge you to smile and share kindness on that day.


Below are quotes to motivate you to smile more for your own good, for the good of others, and for the good of the planet.

65 Quotes to Motivate You To Smile More

1 1. "You don’t have to be happy to smile." ~ Daniel Willey


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


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


4. "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks." ~ Charles Gordy


5. “Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” ~ Santosh Kalwar


6. “A smile is a friend maker.” ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana


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


8. “If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


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


10. "When you smile at a stranger, there is already a minute outflow of energy. You become a giver." ~ Eckhart Tolle


11. "Of all the medicines in the inner life, a smile is by far the best medicine." ~ Sri Chinmoy


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


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


14. "Keep walking and keep smiling." ~ Tiny Tim


15. “You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile.” ~ Evan Esar


16. "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." ~ Mother Teresa


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


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


19. “Always wear a smile sometime during the day, it makes you feel happier and younger.” ​~ Kylie Bax


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


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


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


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


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


25. “Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.” ~ Steve Maraboli"Smile, it’s free therapy." ~ Douglas Horton


26. “Smile. It’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.” ~ Jill Shalvis


27. "Just for today, smile a little more." ~ James A. Murphy


28. "Just smiling at someone walking down the street can make the person's day. It's all about paying it forward." ~ Mariska Hargitay


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


30. “A smile confuses an approaching frown.” ~ Unknown


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


32. “People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” ~ Lee Mildon


33. "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” ~ Phyllis Diller


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


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


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


37. "Remember to smile." ~ Nelson Mandela


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


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


40. “A smile is the universal welcome.” ~ Max Eastman


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


42. “Smile while you still have teeth.” ~ Unknown


43. "Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability." ~ Joe Brown


44. "A simple smile. That's the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others." ~ Dalai Lama


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


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


47. “A smile is a facelift that’s in everyone’s price range!” ~ Tom Wilson


48. “Smile is the beauty of the soul.” ~ Lailah Gifty Akita


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


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


51. “Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life.” ~ Jeanne Calment


52. “I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.” ~ Goldie Hawn


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


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


55. “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” ~ George Eliot


56. "Nothing shakes the smiling heart." ~ Santosh Kalwar


57. “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


58. "I have chosen to keep smiling because it's good for my health." ~ Voltaire


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


60. “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” ~ Denis Waitley

Which smile quote above has motivated you most and why? Kindly comment below. Keep smiling (smiley face).

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  1. I like this article for its motivating content. Keep it up

  2. Thanks for reading.

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