95 Quotes To Make You Smile

Written by Harini Natarajan

Don’t you believe that life is nothing but a “Pursuit of Happiness?” Life is all about perspectives, embracing the negatives just as you embrace the positives. Well, no matter how crappy your day or mood, nothing can turn your day around like a warm smile straight from the heart. While this is easier said than done, we all look for a little ray of hope amidst the gloom to grab on to the happy vibe.

So, to inspire you to smile a little more and worry a little less, we rounded up some quotes about smiling. Read these 95 quotes about smiling with an open mind and see how beautifully they change your perspective towards things happening in your life.

Quotes To Make You Smile


  1. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
  2. “The talent of being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.” – Woody Allen
  3. “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.” – Anonymous
  4. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy, and make the most of where you are.” – Germany Kent
  5. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan
  6. “People should find happiness in the little things, like family.” – Amanda Bynes
  7. “Happiness depends on yourself.” – Aristotle
  8. “If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself.” – Anonymous
  9. “Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things.” – Maxime Lagacé
  10. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli
  11. “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” – Tom Wilson
  12. “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.” – Anonymous
  13. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn
  14. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama
  15. “Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer
  16. “The mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson
  17. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” – Goldie Hawn
  18. “Happiness comes in waves. It’ll find you again.” – Anonymous
  19. “If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy


  1. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
  2. “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
  3. “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  4. “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  5. “Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” – Anonymous
  6. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.” – Sydney J. Harris
  7. “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.” – Hosea Ballou
  8. “Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn
  9. “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison
  10. “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou
  11. “It’s the little things in life that matter.” – Anonymous
  12. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe
  13. “You should never regret something that made you smile.” – Mei Maejor
  14. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie
  15. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles Spurgeon
  16. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  17. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” – Anonymous
  19. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl


  1. “I have only two kinds of days – Happy and Hysterically Happy.” – Allen J. Lefferdink
  2. “It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I’d rather spend my energy smiling.” – Eric Davis
  3. “If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no check book.” – Les Giblin
  4. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz
  5. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” – Walt Disney
  6. “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” – Mark Twain
  7. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  8. “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  9. “The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” – Dodinsky
  10. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon
  11. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself – I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.” – Groucho Marx
  12. “Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.” – Benjamin Franklin
  13. “The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  14. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett
  15. “Sometimes we must look outside our own backyards to realize how big the world is and how blessed we are.” – Eugene Nathaniel Butler
  16. “Concentrate on counting your blessings and you’ll have little time to count anything else.” – Woodrow Kroll
  17. “Don’t just count your blessings. Be the blessing other people count on.” – Anonymous
  18. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” – Ashley Montagu
  19. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde


  1. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly Curtin
  2. “You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile.” – Evan Esar
  3. “It’s okay to be a glow stick; sometimes we need to break before we shine.” – Anonymous
  4. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” –Dolly Parton
  5. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller
  6. “Smile… it will either warm their heart or piss them off… either way, you win.” – Anonymous
  7. “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” – Connie Stevens
  8. “All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” – Chris Hart
  9. “I have many problems in life. But my lips don’t know that. They always smile.” – Charlie Chaplin
  10. “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe
  11. “Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.” – Anonymous
  12. “Your wrinkles either show that you’re nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you’re always smiling.” – Carlos Santana
  13. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
  14. “What sunshine is to flowers; smiles are to humanity.” – Joseph Addison
  15. “You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” – Michael Pritchard
  16. “A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.” – O. G Mandino
  17. “Never underestimate the importance of having a person in your life who can always make you smile.” – Anonymous
  18. “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” – Roy T. Bennett
  19. “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” – George Eliot


  1. “If you don’t start out the day with a smile, it’s not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.” – Anonymous
  2. “The living should smile, for the dead cannot.” – George R.R. Martin
  3. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
  4. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – Nicolas Chamfort
  5. “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen
  6. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
  7. “Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan
  8. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim
  9. “If you want to give light to others, you have to glow yourself.” – Thomas S. Monson
  10. “It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down. What matters is who made you smile again.” – Anonymous
  11. “Someday we will find what we are looking for. Or maybe not. Maybe we’ll find something much greater than that.” – Anonymous
  12. “Love is what makes you smile when you are tired.” – Paulo Coelho
  13. “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
  14. “Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.” – Leo Rosten
  15. “Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.” – Connor Franta
  16. “Anyone can smile on their best day. I like to meet a man who can smile on his worst.” – Lauren Graham
  17. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
  18. “You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it.” – Henepola Gunaratana
  19. “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

We are sure that these quotes have inspired you to smile. These are a small reminder that you need to have a more positive outlook towards life. Well, after all – “Wear a smile – one size fits all” isn’t wrong!

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As Chief Editor, Harini sets the tone and editorial direction for StyleCraze to deliver engaging, interesting, and authentic content revolving around women's health, wellness, and beauty. She has over 14 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of Beauty, Lifestyle, and Health & Wellness and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.