Every person knows how it feels to be broken from inside yet keeping a smile on face. These quotes are dedicated to those lovely smiles which hide the pain so efficiently.
“Strong people are the ones who can smile for others’ happiness.”
“I hide hurt behind a fake smile. I wear it all the time. Everyone says how I always look so cheerful. Shows what they know I guess.” ―Ellen Hopkins
“Lorraine once told me, smile big when you’re sad. Smile big when you’re happy. Smile big when you’re bored. Because regardless how you feel, your face could use a stretch.”
“A fake smile may fool the crowd but it never eases the pain.”
“He who wears a smile instead of worrying is always the strongest.”
“Keep smiling because no one care’s how you feel.”
―Altaf ul Q
“Too often, behind that smile of mine, I hide a thousand tears.”
“Many smiling faces hide a bleeding heart.”
“A smile is the best way to deal with difficult situations. Even if it’s a fake one. Used properly, you can fool anyone with them.”
“Smile, even if it’s fake. Laugh, even if you hurt. Don’t let anyone get to you, you’re beautiful regardless of what anyone says to you.”
―Anurag Prakash Ray
Ann F. Snook-Moreau says
Some of these quotes are so sad! I am honestly so bad at hiding my emotions. Everyone knows when there is something wrong with me!
Adam Brock says
Thanks for your post The Art Of Smile. I think the more you smile the more reasons you will find to smile. Thanks again.
Amanda Yorton says
What beautiful quotes! Some of them touch my heart so much! Thank you for sharing!
David Elliott says
Beautiful pictures here as always. I think the one thing I would focus on here if I were to focus on anything would be smiling because eventually, it will turn around your mood. Praxis said our mood follows the actions we take. So when we act happy, eventually we become happy. And a smile is a good part of that.
Wow- these are some powerful quotes. Smiles can be the warmest thing to see, but they can also hide the greatest pain.
Jesusa Gilliam says
I agree, it is very true you have to do for your self and what makes you happy. It’s sad to say but in today’s world, everyone is out for themselves. I love these quotes by the way!
All quoted thoughts about smile are true. We all have done it for whatever reason we have personally.
Shannan P says
What wonderful quotes! Your artwork just blows my mind. You have amazing talent!
Love these quotes!
Thanks for sharing some thoughts about the value of smiling.
Those are really inspiring quotes 🙂
I love this quote in particular – “Strong people are the ones who can smile for others’ happiness.”
It is so true. You have to be strong to celebrate others.
Jessica Joachim says
These are all lovely quotes about smiling. I particularly like to smile, even if it is fake… sometimes if you do it enough that fake smile becomes real.
Sarah Bailey says
It is amazing the things you can hide behind a smile, the hurt, pain. But then smiles can be catching as well – they are a strange thing in many ways.
Smile begets a conversation.
And a conversation is a land of endless opportunity
I think all of us can relate to this on just about every level. A smile can be the outer manifestation of how overjoyed we are, but it can also be the mask we hide behind.
Angela Williams says
To smile is one important self care tool. I is also very contagious.
A smile has the power to change someone’s world or even your world.
The Tiny Herbivore says
I’m really good at hiding my sadness behind my positive outlook on life, but sometimes it really does creep up on me and I find myself really sad. 🙁
Amber Myers says
These are some haunting quotes. I can see how a smile can hold so much pain, which is sad. Me, I tend to wear my emotions on my face and can’t mask them, so people generally know if I’m upset.
Such a mesmerizing post. Smile is the best jewellery anybody can wear.
Beautiful and insightful quotes. Smile is a shade that hides our true situations. Thanks for sharing.
nicole durham says
these are some very beautiful quotes that you’ve acquired here. a few of these i can personally relate to, so thats nice.
Such beautiful sentiments, and wonderful quotes! My children need to learn how to do this – I smile through my pain all the time, and it really does change your attitude!
Nina Nichols says
Couldn’t agree more. Strong people are the ones who can smile for others happiness. I love your positivity!
Sofia Martimianakis says
Im really a huge fan of art like this! Hope to have more blog like that out there! Cheeers~
Tara Pittman says
Smiles are also contagious. I try to always share my smiles with others.
Jessica Taylor says
These are some great quotes! My mom always told me that a smile is the first thing a person notices about you, so make it memorable!
Laura G says
I also think that smiling helps to feel better. It is hard for me to put a smile on my face in front of others. But smiling to myself in times of despair does help with feeling a little bit better.
What beautiful quotes! A smile is so often all anyone needs to start feeling better! Thank you for sharing.
Tonya Morris says
These quotes are all very powerful. Smiling is so important, you never know when you think you may need a smile!
I smile all the time, for many reasons. One, it lowers people’s defenses, it set people at ease, and it makes me feel good and reminds me to stay happy!
Smile is the best accessory one can have for free……
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
Some great quotes there and equally good pictures. I think many of us smile to hide upset or hurt sometimes but then smiles can be contagious which is great.
Ruth Shapter says
A lot of these quotes hit really close to home. They are beautiful, sad and incredibly accurate. I love it 🙂
A lot of these quotes resonated with me because they explained what it feels like to deal with anxiety on a daily basis. Thank you for the inspiration – much appreciated!
Smiling is the easiest way to get out of a bad mood. It’s all about perspective!
I am Geemiz says
Thank you for compiling this wonderful quotes. My favorite is “Smile, even if it’s fake. Laugh, even if you hurt. Don’t let anyone get to you, you’re beautiful regardless of what anyone says to you.”
Annemarie LeBlanc says
This post resonates with each and everyone of us. We so often try to build a wall and hide our true feelings. Smiling is a very effective way to let others know we are fine, even if we are already broken inside.
I love quotes and sayings. And the artwork shared here is so beautiful.
I am a person who lives my life pretty much by quotes. I love all of these quotes. Yes, strongest people absolutely smile and hide their pain.
Alejandra Graf says
These quotes are soooo good! Thank you for sharing!
Peter Nyiri says
Very nice quotes. Inspiration is very important if you want to stay alive, whether broken inside or not.
Elizabeth Gabriel says
These are great reminders. Thank you
I’m one of those people who smile constantly at work but hate my job. These quotes was something I needed to read. Thank you.
Great quotes! I agree smile can turn everything around and can make you feel happy in a flash!
Tamie Jones says
Beautiful and so true. I smile at people quite often while out and about. You never know if they need a smile, it might brighten their whole day.
Nidhi Fouzdar says
I think every one of us have gone through this phase of life some day or other. So yeah smiling do let you feel that your problems are not bigger than your smile
Each one of these quotes makes me smile. I realized long ago a smile can change everything
Helen Wills says
It’s so true, and so sad. But I guess it is just life. There is always sadness, and the only way to get through is to cultivate a resilience that keeps you strong.
Smile because life is beautiful. Your smile makes a great impact to others who are feeling down. Keep smiling because you are not paying for it.
Jasmine Hewitt says
these quotes are very good at conveying emotion. smiles can be very telling and misleading.
I read your many posts and this post is as good as always, the quotes are so touching, really like those. Keep smiling and posting.
These are all beautiful quotes (even if I don’t agree with a few of them). 🙂 I especially love the Marley Jacobs quote.
There are so many good quotes here! Smiles are so important!
Carmen Edwards says
Such beautiful pictures. They show such sadness to me.
Beautiful quotes on smile. Many times I smile regardless of outer disturbances because I remain calm in inner peace.
I have a good read about the smile quotes here. Smile should be sincere and from the bottom of the heart. We fool noone but ourselves. Love the art pictures in this post.
Ellie Plummer says
These are some beautiful quotes, I especially love the Jacobs one. Keep smiling.
Laura Dove says
What beautiful quotes, smiling is so important although sometimes a smile can hide your sadness.
Rikki Ridgeway says
Smiles are so powerful in many different ways. I once met an individual in school, when they were in their dark days and then years later we bumped into one another and they told me what that smile and wave that I gave them one day meant to them on a deeper level. It made me a better person, and I smile at everyone now – even if they are rude to me. You never know what someone is going through, and a smile can be just what they need to make their day better.
These are some beautiful quotes. Hoping you find a reason to smile today!
Mimi Lila says
Nice lovely quotes. Smiling is powerful. A smile can heal a situation and it can do a bunch of other great things.
Sondra Barker says
Those quotes really spoke to me. Smiles are complex things. I loved the pictures as well, thanks for sharing this!
Ladonna Batiste says
Your artwork is amazing. I really enjoyed reading your quotes.
What Corinne Did says
Some of this quotes are quite sad, some other very inspiring. Smiling is important although i find it annoying when someone asks me to smile. Also, smiling does not mean happiness, just strength!
Sarah S Kasulke says
I always really like your posts. I was reading an article the other day that someone from Ireland wrote titled “20 weird things about America” and one of them was that “Americans are obsessed with smiling” and i was like ummmm….okay???? and maybe we are but I always though of Americans as rude…not too smiley. Anyhow, strange right? But for me smiling is everything.
A smile is a beautiful expression to bless the world and others with. It brings a positive vibe out in the universe which is what we need more of. I like the top quote of smiling for other peoples happiness.
Valerie Robinson says
Great insight! Just as the eyes are the windows to the soul, so is the smile.
Rachel bli says
Interesting quotes. I like that they aren’t all happy because just cause you smile doesn’t mean you are happy. Life is up and down but hopefully more up than down!
Strong people are the ones who smile for others happiness. This won me over❤️ thats a beautiful compilation❤️
Sinjana Ghosh says
Some beautiful words. I love reading such wordplay by brilliant speakers and writers. Indeed smiles hide so many stories.
Most of these quotes really mean alot to me.Thanks for sharing it with us.
I love to smile. These are great quotes. In rough circumstances smile is a fake portrayal.
Azlin Bloor says
Absolutely beautiful, Moni! Pinning it for days when I need a smile in my life! A smile is a great camouflage!
Lexa Fish says
These quotes are somewhat bittersweet I feel. It’s both encouragement and sad at the same time. I’m an introvert so I always try to keep away from people so I dont have to fake a smile for very long
Latte Lindsay says
As much as a smile is a beautiful thing, some of these quotes really hit you in the feels! Sending positive vibes to those who don’t feel like smiling today xx
Beautiful. Keep smiling! You never know whose day will be brightened by it.
Sara Welch says
Some of these quotes really strike a chord. We all need to keep on smiling though; it is healthy!
I love these quotes that you have shared to lift persons up.
Erica D Ardali says
You found some great quotes. I am going to have remember these
Most times I’m good at hiding my feelings by putting a smile on my face and holding my head up. Some of the quotes spoke volumes to me
These quotes make me so sad. And I can relate so well to them. I think most people can. And the thing is, even though everyone is so fake happy, none of us are alone and yet we feel so alone.
Sometimes other people they don’t know what’s you feel inside. You keep it smiling although you feel kind of mess and broken. This post brings me a positive attitude to become a strongest person. Love you post!
A smile is your best weapon and best cure. Lovely quotes.
Jessica Hughes says
It’s hard to think about all of the people who hide their pain behind their smiles. Sometimes it really is easier to just put on a smile than to share what is causing the pain.
Jennifer L says
Oh I love all the quotes, especially the Veronica Purcel one. I feel like a smile has so much power and can really lift ourselves and others.
These are such beautiful quotes. I think nearly everyone has faked a smile at some point in their lives. The artwork you included are very pretty too.
The Beauty flicks says
Very inspirational thoughts. I am very good at hiding my emotions. Thanks for sharing.
Mahmud Moti says
Monidipa, Great collection of quotes and thanks for helping out.
Lovely post and the thought behind it. Here’s another: SMILE A LOT. IT COSTS NOTHING. 🙂
The art of smiling is the best art anyone can learn.
Smile always and it will never get dark.
Those are amazing but sometimes sad quotes. Smiling is very important! Even when you have bad day you should meet someone or do something fun as smile on your face will put your minds in a better place !
Your paintings are very beautiful and expressive. And these quotes on smile are heart touching. “Strong people are the ones who can smile for others’ happiness” would be my favourite. You need a very beautiful heart to smile for others’ happiness.
Your art is beautiful. You are so talented! The last picture you posted is my favorite.
It is actually proven that when you smile you instantly feel better. Smiling is connected to the part of the brain that controls happiness, so when you smile your brain increases your levels of serotonin.
Beautiful post. I love Kelly Brook’s post the best because it is true. It’s ok to not smile all the time because people need to get how vulnerable you are.
Catherine Santiago Jose says
It so beautiful and I do love every quote that you used in this post. I am not good at hiding my emotions before but I was able to learn it when I become a mother because I want my kids to see me smiling or laughing instead of crying.
Evelyn Hernandez says
Some of these quotes I can relate to, strong people smiling for the happiness others is something I can relate to.
Czjai Reyes-Ocampo says
They say that the ones who laugh a lot, even at the most mundane things, are actually the saddest. The quotes that you shared are an affirmation to that.
Elizabeth O says
There are some brilliant quotes here from some great names. A smile is the very best thing a person can wear
Mahmud Moti says
Monidipa, Great collection of quotes. and thanks for helping out.
Having a chronic illness has helped me to be able to learn to smile even if I don’t feel like it. Sometimes smiling and laughing can even make you feel better.
Elizabeth Gabriel says
You are so right. Smiles are so important 🙂
London Mumma says
This is my favourite quote. “Too often, behind that smile of mine, I hide a thousand tears.”
I don’t show my emotions that easily, so I can relate to some of these quotes. Even when there are some days I don’t feel like smiling, it helps me get through difficult times.
Pati Robins says
smile is always somthing that i try and wear no matter what life throws at me
Carrie Liu says
Love these quotes. A smile doesn’t mean you are happy but definitely mean you are strong.
Such beautifully sad quotes. The art is amazing. Well done!
Some very sad quotes here. I do think smiling, being positive and grateful, is a habit for some people. The more you practice it, the easier and more natural it becomes. Of course, that isn’t true for everyone. I love your artwork, btw, particularly the woman with leaves blowing about. Lovely.
I love this and many people don’t realize how important smiling is. I’ve always found that smiling helps me feel more empowered.
Some of these are very sad. My favorite one is “Strong people are the ones who can smile for others’ happiness.” Sometimes we fake-smile because we’re hiding our pain, but what about smiling, not for us, but for others? Who knows if it will make someone’s day, or if a smile is what another person needed in *their* time of pain? Something to think about… Thank you for posting this!!
Tiffanie Anne says
Loved reading these quotes! I find quotes so inspiring.
Yes these are beautiful quotes. Yes smilng through the pain is difficult but some time needed.
Silvia Martinez says
Great post, I love all the wisdom in it.
Poorna Banerjee says
thanks for the inspiration! You made my day!
Devyani Ray says
Love Love all the quotes. “He who wears a smile instead of worrying is always the strongest” is my favorite 🙂
they say that happy people are often the ones who have been through the most. if they can smile, so can we. we just have to find a reason to smile 🙂 have a great week!
Flossie McCowald says
This post, and these quotes, remind me of my former work-life, when I hated so many aspects of my daily work-existence – mostly my boss (who, I now realize was a classic bully), but also the long commute and the overall poor working conditions. I forced myself to paste a smile on every day, and challenged myself not to take it off until I was safely in my car to drive home, even though so many times during each day I felt like crying. I am so glad I eventually quit that line of work for happier, healthier, saner working conditions! 🙂
Ashley Rice says
Beautiful quotes! I need to write some of these up and put them on my wall. 🙂 Also, I love the art!! <3
All quotes are so sad but true, no matter what, keep smiling through 🙂
Julie Plagens says
Great quotes. You wonder how many people are fake with their smile. I know I have been at times. But you don’t want everyone to know everything.
Mily Jain says
It does make everything better in a sense if you smile…beautiful collection of pictures and quotes which reminded me to smile more often!
Beautiful yet sad quotes. It is so important to show each other compassion and empathy because we never know what hides behind another person’s smile.
Those are some beautiful quotes. A smile is your best weapon.
Thanks for sharing these quotes about smile. Now I have to smile more.
I’m definitely the first quote! It’s always hard to smile when times are hard, but I take faith in knowing it won’t last forever.
Sometimes a small can make all the difference for someone having a bad day.
I’ve always found that smiling when I don’t really feel like it does make me feel better. I do think we have to be careful though. At a certain point, people see through a fake smile and question your sincerity.
Definitely needed this today!!! Thank you for posting and allowing us to start our day right with a smile.
I love all your quotes. Me too I love smiling even it’s hurting inside, it will eventually makes us feel better.
Smile is the most effective cure ever. No one can deny its healing power. Thanks for sharing!
Rachael Eberhardt says
A good smile can give someone a good day. I always try to smile even in times of hardships because I do believe that smiling will help you to ease the pain.
Such touching quotes! I believe in smiling and the power of a smile. No matter how stressed or sad I might be, the second my kids, husband, or someone around me smiles big, I can’t help but feel happy – even if it’s for a brief moment. xo, Jaime Sunflowers and Stilettos
What a thought-provoking post, love the quotes and the accompanying artwork too!
Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com says
I love this post, The Art of Smile. I collect inspirational quotes and I LOVE all the ones you shared here.
Is this your art? The pictures are so amazing. The quotes are really inspirational.
Nice collection of quotes! Agree, that wearing smile helps in day to day life!
Krystle Cook says
I totally needed this inspiration today. I absolutely love the art work that you have presented here with the quotes too.
Brittany Vantrease says
I used to wear my heart on my sleeve, bu now I smile to avoid confrontation. Confrontation is stressful.
It is somewhat depressing to think of a sad person hiding how they feel. But at the same time studies show how we feel effects our we position or move our body, and the opposite is true as well. Smiling while depressed can technically have a positive effect on your mental state.
Beautiful quotes. We’ve all been through this – smiling even if it’s fake to hide the real emotion inside.
Jennifer Prince says
I love the last image – the one you use often. It can express so much – joy, pain, sorrow, confidence. It’s such a great one for people to interpret how they see it.
serena hale says
Quite a great collection of art work and quotes. Smiling is one key to being a happier person.
Daphne' Adams says
I love all these quotes because I can relate to each of them. I have been the person who smiles to appear strong.
umesh Kumar Bhardwaj says
What wonderful quotes, we can beat anyone with a smile, the best weapon from smile is not second, thanks for sharing the importance of a smile
Really love these quotes because it really shows me back then when I would always smile in public but deep down, I’m pretty much broken. Cheers for this post, made my day.
While everything is true, we ought to smile no matter what circumstances we are in. It is just another way to attract positivity regardless of how you feel. Keep smilin’ 🙂
Kristina @ Spirit of the soul says
These are inspiring quotes. Needed it this week.
Beautiful post and collection of quotes…also an important reminder that each of us have our own cross to bear. Thank you for sharing!
Sarah Fatima says
This post is so inspiring. Not everyone knows the “art of smile”. Love all the quotes especially this one “He who wears a smile instead of worrying is always the strongest”. Indeed only strongest persons know how to smile when they are in worry.
Sudipta Dev Chakraborti says
Beautiful quotes and lovely art works. This post lightened up a hectic Monday afternoon. Glad to come across it. Thank you for sharing such profound thoughts.
Maartje van Sandwijk says
I think I said it before but I absolutely love the way you combine quotes with artwork! 🙂
I find that a smile is a good start to feeling positive. It may start as fake at first, but eventually when you just stick to it, you’ll find yourself feeling lighter somehow. 🙂 And then you’ll have a real smile.
Anurag Prakash Ray’s “Don’t let anyone get to you” sums it up for me. I don’t use smile to hide my hurt or tears, but (among other things) as an expression of my attitude towards destructive criticism or unsolicited advice. By the way, really like your artwork.
I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and cover it with a bandage of jokes and a fake smile, so this resonates with me. A lot!
Very inspiring quotes. Smiling is contagious and I think it can really make a difference if we get to be the carrier.
I love quote collections. A good quote can be comforting or inspiring. Thank you for this great collection.
Reese Woods says
I think all of those quotes show an interesting perspective on all the things a smile can mean. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but we all feel the pressure to keep on smiling no matter the season in life sometimes.
Lavanda Michelle says
I believe the more you smile the more others will smile. I really enjoy sharing smiles
melissa major says
These are some great quotes of the art of smile, could mean so many things! Thanks for sharing this post
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
Devyani Ray says
A little smile goes a long way! Love all the quotes
Those are some magnificent quotes! ♡
I love this post! I’m always collecting quote and these are so heartwarming! Thank you for posting 🙂
Even though some of those quotes are depressing, they are true. But even on the worst days if I can fake a smile for my kids it helps me feel better to get through it for them.
Lydia Samson says
I love this. I think I kinda needed all these quotes today. Thank you!
Fabulous quotes, these. So many of them resonated with me, truth be told. Life can be a struggle, but we have to keep smiling.
Pooja Shama says
Love your thoughts! I always feel that a smile can hide everything and can change current state of mind.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
These are some great smile quotes. My favorite is “He who wears a smile instead of worrying is always the strongest.”
Beautiful art and quotes. The power of a smile can ve very powerful indeed – makes peoples day sometimes!
Jennifer Prince says
A smile is such a small thing to share, but it’s so easy to do. What a way to make an impact on others. 🙂
Nice quotes but reading some of them made me sad. I believe spreading smiles can help someone be happier even in a difficult situation.
Wow! I needed to read this today. It makes slightly easier to read something like this in the days when I am down. Specially the last one, Thank you
love these quotes about smile.. i hope you do have genuine smiles though… i think smiles are contagious and really brightens up the day!
Aww, I love all of the power and support in these quotes! Great way for me to end my week. 🙂
Your art work is so beautiful, you are so talented. Keep up the good work
I just love words so much, they are so powerful! Some really beautiful quotes here. Thank you for sharing!
So many beautiful quotes!! It’s so true. It’s so hard to put on a brave face!
Ola @ WanderWithOla says
Wow these quotes are so so sad! 🙁 Yeah I can actually relate to some actually – sometimes we need to smile even when our heart is broken and that’s so hard; but more often than not, there’s sunshine after the rain. So yeah, I usually keep my eyes on the sunshine (or the rainbow!). Thank you for sharing this.
A beautiful post, with some amazing quotes. Thank you for sharing – this is an emotional post, but I enjoyed reading it SO much. Love it.
Enriqueta E Lemoine says
I smile a lot. And I cry a lot too. Beautiful post. You´ll see me here a lot.
Dr. K. Lee Banks says
Once again, your artwork perfectly captures the heartfelt nature of the quotes. I have experienced how hard it is to endeavor to smile and fool people into thinking everything is fine when it isn’t – and other times, I’ve failed miserably and just could NOT force a smile!
Aiai Damigo says
love this post. SMILE 🙂 many kinds of smile. one smile can make the world a lot better. Smile is contagious, once you see someone’s smile, you cant help to smile also., even if he/she’s a stranger to you! 🙂
Marjie Mare says
I am so grateful for reading your post. Regardless of what I go through, I always manage to keep my smile. Only my true friends sometimes can read through and see my pain hiding behind the smile. I love all the quotes
Karen Monica says
Smile and the whole world smiles with you. An awesome collection of ‘smile’ quotes. I love your artwork.
Christie Moeller says
Smiling at just one stranger can change their whole day. Smiles are powerful.
Dalene Ekirapa says
“A smile is the best way to deal with difficult situations. Even if it’s a fake one. Used properly, you can fool anyone with them.”
That one has to be my favorite quote; one that I actually employ.
Yeah Lifestyle says
Some beautiful quotes but some are incredibly sad too. A smile is always so important, it can make someone feel so much better.
A smile can go a long way towards making someone’s day. It’s also a healthy practice for yourself too!
The fake smile! I know all about that. It hurts so bad on the inside.
Move on Space says
These are very wonderful quotes on smile especially the one by Altaf ul Qadri. Thanks for sharing with us.