At this time of year, summer should be slowly rising up to meet us, the sun should start shining and we should all be smiling a little more brightly. If the blue skies and good vibes haven’t quite crept their way to your part of the world yet, worry not. These 20 thought-provoking, smile-invoking quotes should surely help to warm your heart and bring a little joy and happiness into your life.

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
– John Lennon

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

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“Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
– Immanuel Kant

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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
– Oprah Winfrey

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“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.”
– Mark Twain

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“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ”
– Mother Teresa

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“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
– Max Ehrmann

“When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that’s love”
Lana Del Ray

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ”
– Lucille Ball

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“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
– Drew Barrymore

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”
–Charles Dickens

“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’”
– Marianne Williamson

“I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Happiness is perfume, you can’t pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself.”
– James Van Der Zee

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“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”
– Boethius

“One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I’m alive, I must live and be happy.”
–Leo Tolstoy

“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.”
– Aristotle

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
- Groucho Marx

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

“Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
– Hunter S. Thompson”

“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

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