"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
"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."Nhat Hanh on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Nhat Hanh on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Nhat Hanh on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Nhat Hanh on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Nhat Hanh on Phyllis Diller
"In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change."
"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work."
"Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace."
"The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions."
"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"