World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday of October annually. It is a celebration of happiness which is hosted by the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation in honor of the man who created the smiley face.
Considering the amount of pressure that we encounter daily, World Smile Day is a good day to celebrate the often subtle curve of lips that can sometimes make all the difference in an otherwise terrible experience.
We have compiled 20 quotes on smiles by the famous and not so famous individuals who seem to have a refreshing understanding of how valuable a smile is and why every day should be World Smile Day.
20 Quotes on smiling for World Smile Day
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
“Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn’t matter who it is- and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other.” ― Mother Teresa
“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”– Maya Angelou
“Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.” ― Vera Nazarian
“A smile is a light that sets your inner self-aglow, letting others know you’re home.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
“Smiling is the most powerful exercise to build a joyful mind and a blissful heart.” ― Debasish Mridha
“The world looks different through a smiling face and a crying face, you know? That is, if you have the power to smile through difficult times, then you have nothing to fear. Even hell becomes heaven for you.” ― Hideaki Sorachi
“There is always a reason to smile. You just have to find one.” ― De philosopher DJ Kyos
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” — Mother Teresa
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ― Mother Teresa
“Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.” — Jim Beggs
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” — Phyllis Diller
“All people smile in the same language.” — Proverb
“Someday we’re going to look back on every shared smile and smile some more. It’s moments like this that make life worth enduring.” ― Nadège Richards
“Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.” — Chinese Proverb
“If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours.” — Proverb
“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” — Dejan Stojanovic
“Best advice in two lines… Silence is the best answer for all questions. Smiling is the best reaction in all situations.”
“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.” ― Michael Jackson
Happy World Smile Day. We hope you stay smiling for what’s left of the day.