Category Archives: SMILE, SMILE, SMILE

The first part of a warm greeting is a good smile.

 

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Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, 
even though they have been held in honour 
for many generations and in diverse places. 
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. 
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. 
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, 
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. 
After examination, believe what you yourself have tested 
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.


Buddha 

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“If you see the lion’s teeth Do not think the lion is smiling” – Arabian

 

 

“إذا رأيت نيوب الليث بارزة       فلا تظن أن الليث يبتسم”.

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Brisbane at Nightfall

As dusk approaches, gulls have gathered here
behind a fishing boat, their bodies white
and shining as they glide before the sheer
metallic-coloured river banks. Tonight
they’ll rest upon the quiet waters, drift
in silence like the Lady of Shallot.
The city holds its breath. Now there’s a shift
of light: the sky is palest apricot…
and there against the backdrop of the sky
the flying foxes lift upon the air.
The pulsing of their wings as they go by
has quickened every heart-beat. Everywhere
above us sooty shapes whirl ever higher,
like bits of blackened paper from a fire.

© Copyright Kathy Earsman 

http://laryalee.webs.com/garden/kathy.htm

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“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.”
― Greta Garbo

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 20 June 1942

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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 it. Sai

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 8 October 1927

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Seduce my mind, ensnare my heart, capture my soul, and my body is yours completely.

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Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.

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Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 – 1954), Monday 7 October 1946,

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“Hallo, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?” “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens. “A.A. Milne

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he is unlike the other customers. They sense it too, and look at him with hard eyes, eyes like little metal studs pinned into the white faces of young men. In the hush his entrance creates, the excessive courtesy the weary woman behind the counter shows him amplifies his strangeness. He orders coffee quietly and studies the rim of the cup to steady the sliding in his stomach. He had thought, he had read, that from shore to shore all America was the same. He wonders, Is it just these people I’m outside or is it all America?

― John Updike, Rabbit, Run

A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life’s worthwhile.

http://www.desicomments.com/quotes/subject/smile_quotes/

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Maya Angelou: 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.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. Steve Maraboli.

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The Teapot, Serene and Genteel

The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people. One cannot help but  think of more serene and genteel times. From a whimsical child’s teapot to an elegant English Teapot, to collectible teapots that adorn some homes,
they are a subtle reminder of all that is good in this world.

~Barbara Roberts  (This is me enjoying my 15 minutes of fame!)

http://gardenpartyteas.com/blog/tea-poems-and-quotes/

We have combined, by a freely adopted decision, for the purpose of fighting the enemy, and not of retreating into the neighbouring marsh

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“He smiled his shy smile at her as he went into the yard. Anne took the memory of it with her when she went to her room that night and sat for a long while at her open window, thinking of the past and dreaming of the future. Outside the Snow Queen was mistily white in the moonshine; the frogs were singing in the marsh beyond Orchard Slope. Anne always remembered the silvery, peaceful beauty and fragrant calm of that night. It was the last night before sorrow touched her life; and no life is ever quite the same again when once that cold, sanctifying touch has been laid upon it.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

When a man hurries, the devil smiles.

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Love it the way it is. The way you see the world depends entirely on your own vibration level. When your vibration changes, the whole world will look different. It’s like those days when everyone seems to be smiling at you because you feel happy. The way to raise your vibration level is to feel more love. Start by loving your negative feelings, your own boredom, dullness and despair. It’s hard to believe, but changing the content of your mind does nothing to change your vibration level.

For the purpose of raising your awareness, it is useless to change your ideas, your faith, your behaviour, your place of residence, or your companions. It is not arbitrary or an accident that you are where you are, so you might as well get your attitude straight before you make a change. Otherwise you might find yourself chasing all over creation looking for the right place, and not even the Sea of Infinite Bliss will feel right to you. You take yourself with you wherever you go. As they say in Zen: If you can’t find it where you are standing, where do you expect to wander in search of it?

– Thaddeus Golas in “The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment”

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The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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“The day wore on, and all these bright colours subsided, and assumed a quieter tint, like young hopes softened down by time, or youthful features by degrees resolving into the calm and serenity of age. But they were scarcely less beautiful in their slow decline, than they had been in their prime; for nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress.”

― Charles Dickens

Focus on giving smiles away and you will always discover that your own smiles will always be in great supply!”

― Joyce Meyer

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Sometimes when you think you are economising there is a tendency to focus on the wrong things and neglect the larger picture.

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The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?

~African Proverb

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“I sat down, turning the pages of my notebook in search of a blank page, in the dim light of my room. The arrival of nightfall had invited leafy shadows to play hide and seek in the glass reflection of the window. I smiled as one of these mischievous shadows crept across the page in a midnight dance.”

― Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

Gone are the days when the old country doctor would drive out to your house and amputate your infected leg for a basket of goose eggs and a rhubarb pie.”

― Cuthbert Soup, A Whole Nother Story

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“You will find out that Charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the kettle of soup and the full basket. But you will keep your gentleness and your smile. It is not enough to give soup and bread. This the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor, always smiling and good-humoured. They are your masters, terribly sensitive and exacting masters you will see. And the uglier and the dirtier they will be, the more unjust and insulting, the more love you must give them. It is only for your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread you give to them.”
― St. Vincent de Paul

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

Madame Dorothée Deluzy

http://www.heartquotes.net/Forgiveness.html

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“I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone; expectations always hurt. Life is short. So love your life. Be happy. And keep smiling. Just Live for yourself and always remember: Before you speak… Listen. Before you write… Think. Before you spend… Earn. Before you pray… Forgive. Before you hurt… Feel. Before you hate… Love. Before you quit… Try. Before you die… Live… That’s Life…Feel it, Live it and Enjoy it.”

― William Shakespeare

George Eliot “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

― George Eliot

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“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.”
― Charles de Lint

The silence of a stupid man looks like wisdom.

http://www.quotemountain.com/proverbs/latin_proverbs/

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“There are women who make things better… simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday… Women like you.”
― Ashley Rice

nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose.

 

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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“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?
― Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

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A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.

― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?

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“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that–warm things, kind things, sweet things–help and comfort and laughter–and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. ― G.K. Chesterton

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“Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Sometimes it’s not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think. Did that sound hopeless? It didn’t feel hopeless. It felt reassuring. It felt – real.

― Laurell K. Hamilton, Blood Noir

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“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, Monsters Under Your Head

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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“I think people expect too much from marriage today,’ he said. ‘They expect perfection. Every moment should be bliss. That’s TV or movies. But that is not the human experience.
. . . twenty good minutes here, forty good minutes there, it adds up to something beautiful. The trick is when things aren’t so great, you don’t junk the whole thing. It’s okay to have an argument. It’s okay that the other one nudges you a little, bothers you a little. It’s part of being close to someone.
But the joy you get from that same closeness–when you watch your children, when you wake up and smile at each other–that . . . is a blessing. People forget that.”
― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request

The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too” Herbert Samuels

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“How do you make a girl know she’s beautiful? What is the system for that, what do you show her, how do you give her a new set of eyes and turn her face back to the mirror?”

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Smile, breathe and go slowly.

Thich Nhat Hanh

http://www.quotegarden.com/breathing.html

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Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. 

Arundhati Roy.

http://www.popednews.org/newsletters/proverbs.html

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Handling criticism: if it’s untrue, disregard it. If it’s unfair, keep from irritation. If it’s ignorant, smile. If it’s justified, learn from it.

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If you criticise a fine genius, the odds are that you are out of your reckoning, and instead of the poet, are censuring your own caricature of him.  Emerson