It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.
It is better to forget and smile, than to remember and be sad.
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
—Charles Reade (1814–84) English Novelist, Playwright
May there always be a smile on your face and laughter in your heart.
As smile is a curve that can set things straight.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
—Thomas Paine (1737–1809) American Nationalist, Author, Pamphleteer, Radical, Inventor
Smile, even if it is a sad smile,
Because sadder than a sad smile
Is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.
Wear a smile—one size fits all.
Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.
No smile is as beautiful as the one that struggles through tears.
A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910) American Humorist
You may not have perfect teeth, or a nose to ever match, but if you’re smiling through your heart, that smile will be nothing less than beautiful.
Carry on, no matter what happens. Hide your sorrows under a smile and carry on.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks almost instantly.
—Bits and Pieces
Life brings tears, smiles, and memories: the tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever.