135 Touching Smile Through The Pain Quotes

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135 Touching Quotes About Smiling Through the Pain



Every person on this earth is no stranger to either smiling or emotional pain…

but during the painful times, it is hard to associate the two emotions with one another.

We all know that tough times never last and there is always a solution to a problem or a proverbial silver lining so I hope these quotes will remind you that there is always a reason to smile through it all.


Short Smile through the Pain Motivational Quotes

#1. “Remember to smile.” – Nelson Mandela

#2. “A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.” – Dr. T.P.Chia

#3. Smile, it increases your face value.— Robert Harling

#4. “If you smile things will work out.” – Serena Williams

#5. “Keep walking and keep smiling.” – Tiny Tim

#6. “Smile is a good reply to the dark world.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

#7. “Negativity isn’t the way to go, smile more, eat some chocolate.” – Ed Sheeran

#8. “When things are difficult, smile by faith. Don’t wait until you feel better.” – Joel Osteen

#9. “A fake smile can hide a million tears.” – Ben Barnes

#10. “Smile; it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

#11. “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” – Tom Wilson

#12. “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” – Connie Stevens

#13. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller

#14. “Smile at the obstacle, for it is a bridge.” – Medusa

#15. “Keep smiling. It looks beautiful on you!” – Demi Lovato

#16. “Everyone smiles in the same language.” – George Carlin

#17. “Smile, it’s free therapy.” – Douglas Horton

#18. “When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.” – Steve Maraboli

#19. “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” – Charlie Chaplin

#20. “Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life.” – Jeanne Calment

#21. “If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” – Andy Rooney

#22. “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” – Paul Simon

#23. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Theresa

#24. “Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.” – Rumi

#25. “You have to learn to smile through your pain. Sometimes it’s all we got.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

#26. “Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain, or we never move on.” – Jeff Ross

#27. Let your smile change the world! Never let the world change your smile!-  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

#28. It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.- Unknown

#29. “A strong woman is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.” – Unknown

#30. “Smile to the future and it will smile back to you.” – Yoko Ono

#31. Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.-  George Eliot

#32. “If the world’s a veil of tears, smile till rainbows span it.” – Lucy Larcom

#33. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

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

#35. “Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.” – Chief Tecumseh

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

#37. “If I win, it’s nice. But even if I don’t win, I will keep smiling.” – Simona Halep

#38. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

#39. A smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it’s a fake one.- Masashi Kishimoto

#40. Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.-Demi Lovato

#41. People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” – Milton A. Lee

#42. Don’t cry for a man who’s left you the next one may fall for your smile.-Mae West

#43. Nothing shakes the smiling heart.-  Santosh Kalwar

#44. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life. – Roy T. Bennett 

#45. The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.” – Bryant H. McGill

#46. “Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.” – Steve Maraboli

#47. “The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” – William Shakespeare

#48. “I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favourite” – Buddy The Elf

#49. “Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.” – John Spence

#50. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings

#51. “Learning is no child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.” – Aristotle

#52. “Always remember to smile and look up at what you got in life.” – Marilyn Monroe

#53. It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. – Unknown

#54. “Of all the medicines in the inner life, a smile is by far the best medicine.” – Sri Chinmoy

#55. “Smiling does not necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong.” – Nishan Panwar

#56. “Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad.” – Christina Rossetti

#57. “Keep smiling, and one day life will get tired of upsetting you.” – Unknown

#58. “A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.” – Bertrund Russell



Inspirational Smiling Through the Pain Quotes

#59. Sometimes we’re gonna have our bad days, but we must continue to work to be great. Keep smiling. It looks beautiful on you! – Demi Lovato

#60. “Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.” – Roy T. Bennett

#61. “The more pain that’s referenced or implied, the deeper the laugh can be because the laughter heals pain. So, you’ve got to have the pain, and then you have the laugh.” – Mimi Kennedy

#62. “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

#63. “After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William Rounseville Alger

#64. “Keep on shining, keep on smiling, don’t lose faith, and don’t lose heart. When you’re crying, just keep trying to remind yourself, you’re a shining star, yes you are.” – LeAnn Rimes

#65. “And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

#66. “I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.” – Maya Angelou

#67. “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

#68. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

#69. “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

#70. “All the tears are going to dry, you know, because someday you’ll laugh at the heartache. Someday you’ll laugh at the pain. You may be down on your luck but, baby, that old luck’s going to change.” – Michael Bolton

#71. 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 F. Buscaglia

#72.  “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett

#73. But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.Anne Bronte

#74. “Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” – Mother Teresa

#75. “Smile because it confuses people. Smile because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside.” – The Joker (Heath Ledger)

#76. “I’m sad, hurt, angry, mad, and disappointed, but you know what? I’ll put on a smile and move on, it will hurt, but I will survive.” – Unknown

#77. Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.  – Unknown

#78. Someday, everything will make perfect sense. 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

#79. 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

#80. A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.-  Unknown

#81. “I have found that a smile and a stick will carry you through all right, and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, it is the smile that does the trick.” – Robert Powell

#82. “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” – Leonardo da Vinci

#83. When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a million reasons to smile and laugh. Stay strong.-  Unknown

#84. “Nothing can resist the person who smiles at life ― I don’t mean the ironic and disillusioned smile of my grandfather, but the triumphant smiles of the person who knows that he will survive, or that at least he will be saved by what seems to be destroying him.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

#85. “Just because a person smiles all the time doesn’t mean their life is perfect. That smile is a symbol of hope and strength.” – Lauryn Hill

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

#87. Smile, even if it’s a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.-Unknown

#88. She smiled, and there it was again, that aching pressure in his chest. Love, or a heart attack. Kind of the same thing. – Unknown

#89. “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” – Chuck Palahniuk

#90. Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.-  Mary Tyler

#91. “Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with a prophetic ray.” – Lord Byron

#92. “A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I (you) can bestow on anyone, and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.” – Og Mandino

#93. “It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

#94. “Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it. To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.” – Dale Carnergie

#95. “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson




Insightful Pain Quotes

#96. “A smile that hides the pain within the heart soothes the hearts of those who behold it. So smile even through difficult tildes.” – Mufti Ismail Menk

#97. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul, and they will never notice how broken you really are.” – Robin Willimas

#98. “Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry, and the tears are blurring your vision.” – Alysha Speer

 #99. “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.” – Sai

#100. “A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” – William Hazlitt

#101. “If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.” – Dalai Lama

#102. “In life, there are going to be some things that make it hard to smile. Through all the rain and pain, you got to keep your sense of humor and smile for me now. Remember that.” – Tupac Shakur

#103. “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.” – Bob Dylan

#104. “Sometimes just a smile on our face can help to make this world a better place.” – Robert Alan Aurthur

#105. “Even with the most horrendous things that happen and the tremendous pain that people have to deal with, they still laugh because I think that’s what it means to be human.” – Gail Honeyman

#106. “Sometimes you gotta laugh through the tears, smile through the pain so that you can live through the sorrow.” – Alex Tan

#107. “It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I’d rather spend my energy smiling.” – Eric Davis


Continuos Smile Quotes

#108. “The prettiest smiles hide the deepest secrets. The brightest eyes have cried the most tears. The kindest hearts have felt the most pain.” – Unknown

#109. “Even when you tear its petals off one after another, the rose keeps laughing and doesn’t bend in pain. ‘Why should I be afflicted because of a thorn? It is the thorn which taught me how to laugh.’” – Rumi

#110. “Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you. Keep Smiling!” – Ovid

#111. “No matter what you do, no matter how hard it is, no matter how challenging it is, do it with a smile on your face.” – Lenny Krayzelburg

#112. “I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.” – Santosh Kalwar

#113. “Put a smile on your face. Don’t sit in the waiting room of life. Go do something, happily.” – Frederick Lenz

#114. “Enjoy your life and put a smile on your face, no matter how hard it may seem.” – Leighton Meester

#115. “Smiling through confusion is courage. Smiling through tears is strength. Smiling through pain is power. Smiling through tragedy is greatness.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

#116. “…Keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

#117. I smile more often, give praise more often, give thanks more often, and am glad more often. For such is my choice today.— Marianne Williamson

#118. “Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. ‘Accentuate the positive.’ Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

#119. “It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.” – Unknown

#120. “Always wear a smile sometime during the day; it makes you feel happier and younger.” – Kylie Bax

#121. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

#122. “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” – Richard M. Devos

#123. “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

#124. “Why worry? There should be laughter after pain. There should be sunshine after rain. These things have always been the same. So why worry now? Why worry now?” – Dire Straits

#125. “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

#126. “No matter how grouchy you’re feeling/ You’ll find the smile more or less healing/ It grows in a wreath/ All around the front teeth/Thus preserving the face from congealing.” – Anthony Euwer

#127. “Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.” – Anna Lee

#128. “Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward life with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand.” – Stephen King

#129. “People may be smiling but look to the eyes because they can’t hide the sorrow, pain, and heartache they’re trying to hide behind their smile.” – Karon Waddell

#130. “I smile not for that I am happy, but sometimes I smile to hide sadness.” – Rahim Chamkanai

#131. “If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

#132. The pain passes, but the beauty remains. – Pierre-Auguste Renoir

#133. Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

#134. The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.  – Publilius Syrus

#135.  What’s the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile.  – George Henry Powell


Last Thoughts

This is one of my favorite collections and hopefully, you have also enjoyed these quotes about smiling through the pain.

Next time life gets you down, refer back to these quotes for some inspiration.

I would love to know which of these quotes are your favorites.

Drop them in the comments below!



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