25 Happy Quotes About Smiling To Help You Ring In World Smile Day

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World smile day quotes about smiling

The first Friday of the month every October, is World Smile Day. On this day when you walk down the street, you are meant to smile.

Smile for the people having a bad day. Smile for the people having a great day. Smile for someone who may need to see you smile. But mostly, smile for yourself.

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According to the World Smile Day website, a man named Harvey Ball created the classic yellow smiley face in 1963. As a commercial artist, he was commissioned by State Mutual Life Insurance to create an animation for their marketing campaign, and he used this business venture as an opportunity to spread joy throughout the world.

Soon, you could find that yellow smiley face on everything. T-shirts, bumper stickers, coffee mugs — you name it. Ball was becoming concerned that marketing his expression of goodwill would cheapen the concept. He was afraid that capitalizing on the nationally loved animation would completely counteract his original concept, so in 1999, he declared the first World Smile day to be the first Friday in October. He called on everyone to smile at one another, to recognize what it was that made them smile, and to help others to smile as well.


The official theme of World Smile Day was listed as “do an act of kindness and help one person smile." Harvey Ball wanted people to celebrate that we have what it takes to be happy, and to allow others to be happy, right under our noses.

Harvey Ball died in 2001, and in recognition of the great humanitarian work he did, in attempts to improve the day to day mental welfare of the country, The Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created. that organization is now in charge of making sure that World Smile Day remains nationally recognized and that for at least one day a year, the world remembers how to smile.

Below is a list of happy smile quotes and World Smile Day memes to help you celebrate the day, cheer you up and spread happiness to the people around you.

1. Just smile because you can.

World smile day quotes about smiling


“A beautiful smile without any reason is the smile of the existence!” —​Mehmet Murat ildan

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2. It’s truly the teeth that make the man.

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

3. A smile is the cure for any blemish.

“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

4. Smile! It’s nature's Xanax.

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


5. The greatest gift is the gift of self.

World smile day quotes about smiling

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.—P.S. I Love You

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6. To smile is to show your love.

“When I look out at the people and they look at me and they’re smiling, then I know that I’m loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems.” —Etta James


7. Don’t let what’s going on around you change the way you react.

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

8. Let your smile help you carry the weight of your worries.

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

9. A smile makes it worthwhile.

“Never regret something that once made you smile.” —Chinese Proverb

10. Smile for yourself today.

World smile day quotes about smiling


“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.” —Andy Rooney

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11. See what you look like with a smile.

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

12. Your smile isn’t only for you.

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

13. I-rish you would smile today!

“Here’s wishing you the smiles o’ life and not a single grumble.” —Irish Blessing

14. Take a peek, girl you know it’s there!

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


15. What a time saver!

World smile day quotes about smiling

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

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16. The start of stillness is a smile.

“Peace begins with a smile..” —Mother Teresa

17. A genuine smile is something to talk about.

“And enigmatic smile is worth ten pages of dialog.” —Connie Brockway, The Bridal Season


18. Sometimes a tactical smile is necessary.

“If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.” —Kin Hubbard

19. Let your smile be the cover they judge you by.

“The smiles of the unhappiest are often the widest.” —​Mokokoma Mokhonoana

20. Start with a smile.

World smile day quotes about smiling


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

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21. Let your smile raise your net worth.

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

22. One of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones is your smile.

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.” —Maya Angelou

23. It is always worth the effort.

“If you feel happy, Smile with all your heart. if you're down, smile with all your might.” —Paul Ian Guillermo


24. This is good advice for the end of this list!

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss

25. A life of joy is a good life to live.

World smile day quotes about smiling

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

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Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.