Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.
If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.
We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side;of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene
A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth
OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. It is held with greatest tenacity by those most accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity, and is most acceptably expounded with the grin that apes a smile. Being a blind faith, it is inaccessible to the light of disproof --an intellectual disorder, yielding to no treatment but death. It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.
The Great Spirit Chief who rules above all will smile upon this land... and this time the Indian race is waiting and praying.
Doing something positive will help turn your mood around. When you smile, your body relaxes. When you experience human touch and interaction, it eases tension in your body.
And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug. That's important to me too.
I gave my smile its liberty, with no curfew nor bounds.
Philosophy, is the talk on a cereal box.
Religion, is a smile on a dog.
I am the dreamer and the doer
I the hearer and the knower
I the giver and the taker
I the sword and the wound of sword.
If this be true, then let sword fall free from hand.
I embrace myself.
I laugh until I weep
And weep until I smile
Oh father high in heaven smile down upon your son
Who's busy with his money games his women and his gun.
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.
A God who cannot smile, could not have created this humorous universe.
The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men.
Peace for the whole world begins with a smile in your own heart.
The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
These days when I see a child in Waitrose and smile and say, "Hello, are you going to visit your Mum in her sheltered accommodation when you grow up?" it provokes glistening eyes and hollow laughter. And if you pursue it with, "Or are you going to be a drug dealer?" it may result in a snub.
Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will.
Love may be the fairest gem which Society has filched from Nature; but what is motherhood save Nature in her most gladsome mood? A smile has dried my tears.