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* “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

"What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while,
So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
-- George Asaf

* Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

* Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Peace is all of these and more and more.
-- Menachem Begin

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
-- Leo Buscaglia

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions -- the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
-- A. J. Cronin

“teach myself to see each of us
through the lens of forgiveness
like we're stuck with each other (god forbid!)
teach myself to smile and stop and talk
to a whole other color kid
teach myself to be new in an instant
like the truth is accessible at any time
teach myself it's never really one or the other
there's a paradox in every paradigm.
-- Ani DiFranco

* The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

* "If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

* Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy -- Thich Nhat Hanh

* “Smile, breathe and go slowly” -- Thich Nhat Hanh

"I speak for those children who cannot speak for themselves, children who have absolutely nothing but their courage and their smiles, their wits and their dreams.”
-- Audrey Hepburn

"The thing that goes the farthest
towards making life worth while,
That costs the least, and does the most,
is just a pleasant smile.
-- Wilbur D. Nesbit

* “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.”
-- Thomas Paine

* "Life is like a mirror.
Smile at it and it smiles back at you."
-- Peace Pilgrim

"The rain may be falling hard outside,
But your smile makes it all alright.
I'm so glad that you're my friend.
I know our friendship will never end."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein


"Sometimes just a smile on your face
Can help to make this world a better place.
Stand up for the things that are right.
Try to talk things out instead of fight.
Lend a hand when you can, get involved this is good.
You can help to make a difference in your neighborhood."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

* 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 you to grow up in greater love for each other. ~ Mother Teresa

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

* "Peace starts with a smile" -- Mother Teresa

* Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love and once we begin to love each other naturally we want to do something. -- Mother Teresa

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
-- William Arthur Ward


* Humor is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
-- Simon Wiesenthal

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
is the smile that shines through tears.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"'Tis easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song;
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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