80+ Heart Touching Quotes About Smiling Through The Pain

Sometimes life is hard and we’re forced to go through many painful experiences; we experience loss, we feel heartbreak, we can’t stop crying over something that happened. But even in our darkest times, many things remind us of why it’s worth smiling. Collecting all those memories is the key to being able to smile through the pain. Do not forget what you have gone through, but rather keep it as a token of your strength. Here we have compiled a list of quotes about smiling through the pain to keep you inspired.

Quotes About Smiling Through The Pain

1. “You are meant for this world. You are strong enough to live in it.” – Sarah J.

2. “When my heart is broken, I just tell my face to smile, so it won’t show.”

3. “And in weeping there was power. The power to heal, the power to release pain and let go, the power to endure love and to shoulder loss. And as the weeks became months, I cried less and smiled more. And peace became a more frequent companion.” – Amy Harmon

4. “There is nothing wrong with falling down as long as you pick yourself back up”

5. “A true friend understands your tears and takes your hand and puts it into his/her pocket.”

6. “They say it takes ten times of repeating something before it becomes a habit, so I’m gonna smile through the pain until my heart stops feeling anything at all.” – Victoria Scott

7. “If you’re smiling on the outside, but crying on the inside, then you’re probably doing okay”.

8. “She tried to smile but all he could see was pain.” – Pratibha Malav

Quotes About Smiling Through Pain

9. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen” – Alyson Noel

10. “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”

11. “Pain drives you inside yourself where truth lives”- Sherrilyn Kenyon

12. “If you are feeling sad just remember that there is something called positive sadness where your body gives off all these chemicals which help people to be strong”

13. “We must be able to face the world with an inner smile that brings true joy.” – Dalai Lama

14. “A look of fury, a look of pain, a look of hatred you can trust. A smile can hide anything.” – Joe Abercrombie

15. “[The demons] serve one purpose- to dig under your skin until they can crawl around inside, attaching themselves to organs and tissues until they can eat away at your soul…I’m good at pretending I don’t have one of those. But the truth is, hell exists right here on earth, playing itself out through me.” – Leah Raeder

16. “What I do best is fake a smile… what I hate most is fake friends…”

17. “People don’t always smile because they are happy; sometimes people smile when they feel pain, too”

18. “Smile through the tears if you want to taste true happiness”- Sarra Manning

19. “You will cry, you will feel pain, and it will be the most terrifying thing you’ve ever experienced. But I promise, in time, it will get better.” – Jodi Picoult

20. “It takes a lot of courage to show your feelings, especially sadness”- Sarra Manning

21. “The biggest courage one can have is to smile with tears in your eyes.” – Anthony Liccione

Quotes About Smiling Through Pain

22. “I am smiling on the outside, but crying on the inside.”

23. “She smiled a little smile, and I smiled back even though there were no cameras around.” – Sarah J. Maas

24. “I swear I’ll smile and stand and fight and live and love until my last dying breath” – Miranda Kenneally

25. “Over the years, I learned to smile or laugh when I was supposed to. I kept my true self hidden; I did not need to unleash my pain on the world around me. Instead, I taught myself to ignore it. I did not realize that the pain was eating away at my soul.” – J.D. Stroube

26. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about”- Marilyn Monroe

27. “The one who smiles when everything goes wrong has found someone to blame it on” – Phyllis Diller

28. “…smile…even if it’s a sad smile because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile” – Agostinho da Silva

29. “There are few phrases that annoy me more than I won’t bite. The only line that pisses me off faster is when some drunk, ham-faced dude in a bar sees me trying to get past him and barks: Smile, it can’t be that bad! Yeah, actually, it can.” – Gillian Flynn

30. “The deeper the pain you have, the more you hide it. I am sure I am not the only one who has suffered. The bitter truth is often covered with fake smiles.” – Soji Shimada

31. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

32. “The one in pain begins to smile when he feels the hand of a friend.” – Victor Hugo

33. “I may not be completely okay but at least I can say I’m trying”- Author unknown

34. “There is no time for anger or negativity when you’re smiling through the pain.”

35. “Sometimes when there is no one around to help you smile, you have to make yourself do it”- Faraaz Kazi

Quotes About Smiling Through Pain

36. “I smiled at her, but she didn’t smile back. Sometimes pain likes to be alone.” – Peter Monn

37. “If you ever need me I’m always here to make everything alright with one phone call.”

38. “She smiled at him. A small, sad thing. For there were no more new sunrises left to her. Yet she still turned back one day, just in case.” – Sarah J. Maas

39. “I don’t know how we’re going to get out of here or what we’re going to do at all but no one should smile like this unless they mean it because smiling makes the world so much brighter and God’s already so dark.” – Leah Raeder

40. “Her smile is water for a barren land.” – Katlyn Stewart

41. “Smile through the tears and cries. Don’t let it be your downfall.”

42. “Happiness always looks beautiful on those who struggle through sadness.”

43. “The more beautiful life is the sadder it leaves us”- John Green

44. “The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears from falling.” – Hiro Mashima

Quotes About Smiling Through Pain

45. “There’s only so much darkness one person can take before they learn how to smile back” – Kristin Hannah

46. “I’ve perfected the art of the fake smile. It’s not so difficult when you are completely numb.” – Bethany Griffin

47. “I read somewhere once that sadness is just the other side of gladness, but you can’t have one without the other.” – Elizabeth Scott

48. “I don’t regret my painful times, I bare my scars as if they were medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that smile dimmed by tears” – Paulo Coelho

49. “You’ll never know where you’ll find happiness… look around!”

50. “I didn’t know that you could feel so much and be okay.” – Emery Lord

51. “‘Smile through the pain.’ A woman’s reminder to me on my way out of the church. Why? Does she think I’m in physical pain? No. It’s an emotional ache so intense, so familiar that it feels like home…the heart can’t possibly break if you don’t feel things- good, bad, or joyous.” – Tiffany King

52. You don’t have to be happy all the time, but you shouldn’t be sad all the time. If someone is hurting, at least make them laugh about it even though you’re in pain too. It’s not weak or stupid- it actually means that you’re strong enough to know that things will get better in spite of your struggles.” – Erin Watt

53. “There’s always gonna be somebody in this world that wants to rain on your parade just when you think you’re on top of the world.”

54. “We are all smiling not because we are happy but because others are around us.” – Akiane Kramarik

55. “Your heart is broken now because  it has loved and it is fluttering back to life”- J.H. Trumble

56. “I realize this, this mask I wear is made of paper-thin glass, and if one taps on it lightly, I crumble. If one taps too hard, I shatter.” – Sangu Mandanna

57. “my mother, poor fish, wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a week, telling me to be happy: “Henry, smile! why don’t you ever smile?” and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the saddest smile I ever saw” – Charles Bukowski

58. “when something painful or disagreeable happens to me, instead of a melancholy look, I answer by a smile. At first I did not always succeed, but now it has become a habit which I am glad to have acquired.” – Thérèse of Lisieux

59. “You’d be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

60. “Sometimes when life kicks you in the teeth, it’s not about getting up. It’s about holding on until the teeth stop kicking” – Colleen Hoover

61. “‘Smile through the pain,’ I say. ‘It gets worse before it gets better.'” – Sarah J. Maas

62. “You’re strong- you’ll get through this. You know how I know? Because you’ve already made it past everything else in your life without any help at all.” – Sarah J. Maas

63. “The people who smile as though everything were fine will smile when their hearts are broken.” – Paulo Coelho

64. “She smiled at last. And damn if it didn’t kill him, the quiet joy in her face. They had walked out of darkness and pain and despair together. They were still walking out of it. So that smile… It struck him stupid every time he saw it and realized it was for him.” – Sarah J. Maas

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

66. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship.”- Louisa May Alcott

67. “‘You have to learn to smile through the things you don’t want to happen,’ Dolly says softly as she caresses my face with her handkerchief. ‘You force a smile as if you want to, and it becomes real. Trust me.'” – Sarah J. Maas

68. “Smile through the pain because even though it hurts your heart, nothing ever lasts forever”

Quotes About Smiling Through Pain

69. “Your broken heart isn’t the end. It’s a beginning”- Meghan March

70. “Maybe happiness comes from so many things we can’t see, but we can feel it.” – Sarra Manning

71. “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

72. “It’s amazing how much pain a human can hold inside when they are smiling.” – Seth Aaron Henderson

73. “They say that time heals everything, but the truth is you just get good at carrying it” – Tiffanie DeBartolo

74. “Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re happy. Sometimes it means that you’re strong”

75. “Smiling is free. You just do it.” – Barbara Gordon

76. “No matter how bad you feel, you put on a smile and act like it’s ok. You know that if you didn’t do that then nobody would be interested in befriending you.” – Christopher Poindexter

77. “Laughter is daylight, the darkness cannot swallow it up.” – African Proverb

78. “Sometimes things break your heart into tiny pieces that you can’t see, but I swear that piece will find its way back to you.” – Kathy Cooperman

79. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

80. “You can’t hide your feelings when someone is hurting you. You have to smile so they won’t know what you are thinking”

Quotes About Smiling Through Pain

81. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.” – Thomas Paine

82. “In order to make the within external, I put on a pleasant face, even though I was dying inside.” – Robert Brault

83. “If two people could make each other smile and laugh and forget all the pain and darkness in the world for a moment, why should we feel ashamed of it?” – Leah Raeder

84. “Smile through whatever pain you’re in and know that it won’t always be like this”. – Amanda Lovelace

85. “The best way you can do is just hold on with irony and have fun pretending that it doesn’t hurt”- Elizabeth Scott

We hope you enjoyed our list of quotes about smiling through the pain.