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Smiling Captions, Quotes and Images to get your SMILE ON.

In this post, you’ll find smiling captions and images that will lift your spirits, words and quotes to bring a smile, and little reminders to keep smiling through it all.

  1. Short Smiling Captions
  2. Quotes about Smiles
  3. Reasons to Smile Captions
  4. Funny Smiling Captions
  5. Smiling Captions for Difficult Times
  6. Smiling Around the World
  7. Beautiful Smile Quotes and Captions
  8. Animal Video to Briing a Smile 🙂

The world is suffering from Covid fatigue, climate change, environmental disasters and is teetering on the brink of a crumbling fine line of irreversible damage to our planet. So, what better time to spread the word on ‘Smiling’ and to put together a list of smiling captions, quotes and images perfect to get your ‘smile on’ and to give you ideas for social media, such as your Instagram captions for your smiling pics.

Spread your smile today 🙂

“Smile and the world smiles with you“


― Stanley Gordon West
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Life is a journey. And we choose how to embrace that journey along its many winding paths, and as we climb over its mountain peaks and traverse deep into its valleys. It isn’t always easy, but there is always something to find to smile about.

Even in times of absolute despair, once the sobs subside and your mind navigates its way through the tangled web of confusion, there will always be something you can find to smile about. Studies show that if you cultivate gratitude, you will be happier, and smiling is just one of the many tools you have to lift your mood.

It’s more than just an upturn of our lips, a crease upon our cheek and a crinkling around our eyes — it’s a way of being.

Shelley Roes

My smile is synonymous with being happy and contented, but most of all – a belief that everything will work out eventually. It is a signal to myself and to the world that I believe in happiness and I alone am in control that of that. My smile is my heart believing in myself, and my choice to choose the way I want to approach the world.

My smile has got me through difficult moments and in times of pain.

So embrace your smile and what it means to you and spread the joy on this journey we call life.

Smile on dear readers 🙂

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Short Smiling Captions for Instagram

Here are some of the best smiling captions to use with smiling photos and pictures on social media such as Instagram.

  1. “A smile is a friend maker” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana

2. “Smile, it’s natural makeup.” ― Khalid Masood

3. “Smile more, worry less.” — Unknown

4. “Happiness is just a smile away.” ― Maira Cheeda

happiness is just a smile away caption in pink and yellow

5. “Just smile and feel happy.” ― Debasish Mridha

6. “A smile is all I need to rock the world.” ― Mahrukh

7. “The secret to style is a beautiful smile.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

8. “Always, always, always smile.” ― Amber Hurdle

always smile caption on photo of three elephants

9. “A smile is your best beauty asset.” ― Miss Vera

10. “Smile like you never did before.” ― Jennifer Aquillo

11. “One smile speaks louder than a hundred words.” ― Abhijit Naskar

12. “Lighten up. Brighten up. Smile.” ― Adrienne Posey

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13. “A smile makes you beautiful.” ― Firoz Ahmad

14. “A smile is the light of personality.” ― Debasish Mridha

15. “Always wear a smile, because your smile is a reason for many others to smile!” ― A.A. Milne

16. “Be your own reason to smile.” — Unknown

be your own reason to smile caption on a photo of a lion yawning

17. “Smiles are antidotes to depression.” ― Mukesh Kwatra

18. “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” ― Talidari

19. “An honest smile is an icebreaker.” ― Toba Beta

20. “Every smile has a drop of love in it’s ingredients.”― Don Santo

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21. “Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.” ― Roy Bennett

22. “Smile is the sunshine in the heart.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

23. “When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.” ― Zig Ziglar

24. “Paint each day with a smile.” — Somya Kedia

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25. “A smile. A touch. Let your heart spread your light.” ― Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne

26. “A smile says it all.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

27. “Smile more, Love fiercely, Live life.” ― Fausat Omolara Ayinla

28. “You make my heart smile.” — Unknown

You make my heart smile caption on a blue heart

29. “Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” ― Santosh Kalwar

30. “Smile is the real power of every person.” ― Pranita Deshpande

31. “A smile makes you a master of yourself.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh,

32. “Smile is the inner beauty of the soul.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

33. “A smile is a curve that sets everything right” — Phyllis Diller

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34 “A smile is simply sunshine within that you just can’t keep to yourself.” ― David Cuschieri

35. “Today, I will let my smile speak thousand words.” ― Purvi Raniga

36. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” ― Mark Twain

37. “A smile has the potential to speak many words with just a small gesture.” ― Ruchi Prabhu

38. “Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.” ― Steve Maraboli

39. “Smiley tears and teary smiles are priceless.” ― Vikrmn,

40. “Soul smiles through the lips of a happy face” ― Munia Khan

41. “A smile will go the mile, while a frown will take you down.” ― Anthony Liccione

42. “Colours are the smiles of nature” — Leigh Hunt

colours are the smiles of nature quote beside a colourful greeny blue sunbird

Quotes About Smiles

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

44. “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

45. “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 starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.”

Carolyn Birmingham

46. “A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others” ― Dalai Lama

47. “Sometimes we do not have words to explain our emotions, just a smile is enough.” ― Gaurav GRV Sharma

48. “And that’s the thing about joy, it spreads from smile to smile” ― Anamika Mishra

49. “There are moments to be loved in every day, moments to laugh, moments to smile. Every day can be a time for happiness. Find it within you, find it outside of you, happiness can be found if we look for it.” ― Avina Celeste

50. “A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.” ― Carolyn Birmingham

51. “All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” ― Chris Hart

two boys smiling with caption all the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile

Reasons to Smile Captions

52. “If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.” ― Chad Sugg

53. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

55. “Come on, put on a smile. Believe me: it looks good on you” ― Abiodun Fijabi

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56. “5 reasons to smile.

Smiles are free.

Smiles are beautiful.

Smiles make you look more attractive.

Smiles may encourage others to smile.

Smiling sends happy signals to the body.” ― Rosangel Perez

“Beauty is instantly more than doubled—ugliness, more than halved—by the mere act of smiling.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

58. “Life isn’t just about getting lemons out of it. An unexpected turn and a kind smile warms you up on the coldest of days.” ― Sijdah Hussain

59. “While, you smile, I smile, we smile is the simplest calculation to create happiness around.‬” ― Rachana Shakyawar

60. “Happiness comes from helping others, by being with others, and by sharing, even if it’s only a smile.” ― Zain Hashmi

61. “Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.” ― Vera Nazarian

62. “Don’t ever lose your smile. Don’t ever let anything take away the joy from your laugh. You never know when the taste of laughter on the tongue or the scent of happiness in the air might save one’s life.” ― Emory R Frie

Don't ever lose your smile caption on a yellow and orang background with an orange smiling sun

Funny Smiling Captions

63. “If you can win an argument with a smile, why open your mouth and lose it.” ― Sukant Ratnaka

64. “Smile often. It will either confuse people or make them think you’re up to something.” ― Omar Cherif

65. “If you’re stressed you get pimples, if you cry you get wrinkles, so smile and get dimples.” — Unknown

66. “Smile, It’s the second best thing that you can do with your mouth!” ― Katrina Jessup

67. “A smile is happiness you find right under your nose” — Tom Wilson

68. “People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane until we invented smartphones and social media.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

69. “Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to.” — Unknown

70. “I smile because I have no idea what’s going on.” — Unknown

71. “Life is short — smile while you still have teeth.” — Unknown

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Smiling Captions for Difficult Times

72. “So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” ― John Mayer

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

74. “Life is harsh, give it a smile it needs.” ― Mahrukh Memon

75. “Smile is a talent, few don’t have.” ― Saadshah

76. “Start with a cry, end with a smile.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

77. “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” ― Unknown

78. “The smiles of the unhappiest are often the widest.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

79. “A smile is absolutely free to give but it’s worth is priceless.” ― Heather Wolf

80. “We make our own rainbows when we smile through our tears.” ― Peggy Toney Horton

Making rainbows smiling caption

81. “There is always a story behind the biggest smiles and the loudest laughs.” ― Lidia Longorio

82. “Emotional scars run deeper than the Nile and often lie lurking behind a smile.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

83. “A smile doesn’t always stand for a perfect life.” ― Faraaz Kazi

84. “To create laughter, you must first learn to smile” ― RW Erskine

85. “Smile, ‘cause life is gonna be what it is. There are brighter days ahead.” ― Darnell Lamont Walker

86. “When we smile to life, it smiles back. Sometimes not right back, but eventually it does.” ― Omar Cherif

So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

John Mayer

87. “Smile; For the shadows and darkness can not overcome unlimited light ” ― Tiffany Luard

88. “Having the ability to smile when you want to cry in life is a blessing.” ― Angel Moreira

89. “A simple smile can change how you feel. When you’re feeling at your lowest and just want to sulk, do the opposite. It hardly means your life is perfect, but it will give you a chance to make it better.” ― Charles F Glassman

90. “Courage through the tears and smiles through the fears, that’s real character.” ― Cindy Ann Peterson

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91. “Sometimes we need to create reasons to laugh or even smile or else the day will be a total waste” ― Deeksha

92. “Dear Superwoman, The days ahead of you should be far better than those behind. So do not look back and frown,
look ahead and smile.” ― Gift Gugu MonaArora

93. “A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.” ― St. Therese Lisieux

94. “The smile is such a free therapy and a natural remedy for vexation, which always has positive effects.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

95. “Smile. Smile until all that’s left are the pieces of your broken heart that are slowly fixing itself.” ― Ammiel Josiah Osia Monterde

96. “Smiling is one of our greatest defence mechanisms.” ― Asa Don Brown

Smiling is one of our greatest defence mechanisms quote in blue and pink writing with a smiling sun

Smiling Around the World

97. “Everyone smiles in the same language” — George Carlin

98. “A smile and patience are two things that can never be over-applied.” ― Gary Rudz

99. “A smile is the universal welcome.” ― Max Eastman

100. “Smile and the world smiles with you.” — Stanley Gordon West

Uzbek woman smiling by the quote smile and the world smiles with you

101. “Smiling is a kind of mouth yoga. When we smile, it releases the tension in our face. Others notice it, even strangers, and are likely to smile back. By smiling, we initiate a wonderful chain reaction, touching the joy in anyone we encounter. A smile is an ambassador of goodwill.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh,

102. “Smile; the universal language that tells about something joyful!” ― Joseph Pham

103. “A smile has no nationality, yet, with it, you can. speak to people from all nationalities.” — Abhijit Naskar

104. “Smile, it lifts you up ad changes the world.” — Lifejourney4two

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105. “Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.” — Unknown

106. ” A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” — William Arthur Ward

“A smile has no nationality, yet, with it, you can speak to people from all nationalities.”

Abhijit Naskar

107. “When I smiled, the universe smiled back at me!” ― Kanika Saxena

108. “You may enrich the world with your smile, with your cheer for life or by making someone feel special.” ― Hrishikesh Agnihotri

109. “A smile has no nationality, yet, with it you can. speak to people from all nationalities.” — Abhijit Naskar

110. “By sharing a kind smile, a kind word, a kind hug, you are lifting up others and thus lifting up the world.” ― Carol ‘CC’ Miller

111. “Peace begins with a smile..” ― Mother Teresa

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Beautiful Smiling Quotes and Captions

112. “When she smiles, the lines in her face become epic narratives that trace the stories of generations that no book can replace.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

113. “Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe.” ― Sri Chinmoy

114. “The blooming spring is the smile of the ever-joyful nature.” ― Debasish Mridha

115. “The smile is the wave of love that breezes its fragrance.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

116. “Let your Life be a garden of peace and your smile be a bloom of flowers.” ― Dinakar Phillip

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“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

117. “We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? ” ― Sri S. Satchidananda

118. “Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” — John Ray

119. “Hide your craziness behind a beautiful smile. That’s all you need.”Paulo Coelho

120. “Keep smiling because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

Smiling Captions …and that’s a Wrap

We hope you enjoyed reading these smiling captions and now have heaps of inspiration to keep your smiling on track:)

Whether you are looking for the perfect Instagram smile captions, cute and funny smile quotes or just looking for some smile inspiration, you’ll find something to suit you here.

Finding captions and quotes for photos that are uplifting or have people laughing and smiling, or finding consoling captions and quotes to help others through difficult times can be time-consuming. Therefore, hopefully, these lists will make it easier for you to quickly find something that suits the occasion.

If you are feeling in need of a smile consider going on a road trip or a camping trip and getting back to nature. Leave the hubbub behind and find happiness in the simple things. Play games with your friends and family and spend time laughing and making deeper connections.

I find I automatically smile when I see baby animals and beautiful scenes in nature, such as these wild spaces published by National Geographic to put a smile on your face.

To finish this post on a smiley note and to give you some fun animal entertainment, have a watch of these animals in Kruger … keep an eye out for the naughty baboon who is obviously fed up with the time the tiny baby baboon is taking to feed 🙂

What else will you see? Leopard cub feeding with mum, kissing monkeys, wild dog pups frolicking on the road, loving lions, baby elephant chasing a buffalo, baby hyena suckling on mum and much more…

Video to Bring a Smile

Remember to share and save any quotes that you like and check out this post all about the importance of a smile

“Smile awhile and while you smile – another smiles, and soon there are miles and miles of smiles and life’s worth while because you smile.” ― Kathleen J. Edgar


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