Quotes for
the Journey:


If you see a friend without a
smile; give them one of yours.



Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give.  So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes-dreary world.       -Lawrence G. Lovasik


Our smile will bring happiness to us and to those around us.  Even if we spend a lot of money on gifts for everyone in our family, nothing we buy could give them as much happiness as the gift of our awareness, our smile.  And this precious gift costs nothing.        -Thich Nhat Hanh

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 person that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.       -Thomas Paine

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

The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.       -Allen Klein
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first-born babe, and assures it of a mother's love.      -Thomas C. Haliburton
You're never fully dressed without a smile.       -Martin Charnin

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.  They are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.       -Joseph Addison
Every time a person smiles, and much more when that person laughs, it adds something to his or her fragment of life.       -Laurence Sterne
A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.  None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.  Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.  Some people are too tired to give you a smile.  Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.      -unattributed
Those who smile rather than rage are always the stronger.       -Japanese Proverb
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
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.       -Denis Waitley
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.      -Mother Teresa
One word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul.       -Therese of Lisieux

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.  These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.         -Joseph Addison
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.        -William Arthur Ward
It's the Songs you sing and the Smiles you wear that make the Sunshine everywhere.       -unattributed
If a child smiles, if an adult smiles, that is very important.  If in our daily lives we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it.  If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile?  Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy.  The source of a true smile is an awakened mind.       -Thich Nhat Hanh

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Smiles are contagious. . . . Watch how quickly someone responds to you when you are smiling at them.  We are all spiritually unified in a joyous universe.     -Norma Hawkins
If you're not using your smile, you're like a person with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.     -Les Giblin
If good people would make their goodness agreeable, and smile instead of frowning in their virtue, how many would they win to the good cause.     -James Usher
If you can smile here and now with only that which is presently available, then life is lived to the fullest.     -Narayana
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it.  This is the most basic kind of peace work.     -Thich Nhat Hanh
All life is like a mirror.  Smile at it and it smiles back at you.  I just put a big smile on my face and everyone smiles back.     -Peace Pilgrim
When we learn to smile at life, we shall find that the problems we encounter dissolve.     -Donald Curtis

Some people are too tired to give you a smile.  Give them one of yours, as no one needs a smile so much as one who has none to give.     -Frank I. Fletcher
A wise person laughs and smiles through the eyes. . . . The smile and laughter through the eyes influence people tremendously.  No energy leaks if you smile through the eyes.     -Sivananda
If you force yourself to smile, you'll end up laughing.  You will be cheerful because you smile.     -Kenneth Goode
There are two kinds of smiles, genuine and artificial.  Very often we put on smiles, but the heart does not smile, only the lips and face take part in it.  This is not a real smile.  When the heart is filled with joy, it is reflected on the face as a smile.  It is a natural outflow of joy.     -Papa Ramdas


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