A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 09, 2018
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile”

"Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is unknown. American YouTuber Connor Franta was credited in 2014, but the saying had already been popular for over five years.

“Make your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile...” was posted on Twitter on January 7, 2008. “Let your smile change the world but never let the world change your smile” was posted on Twitter on June 15, 2009. “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile” was posted on Twitter on October 12, 2009.


Twitter
RaquelFavela
@RaquelFavela
Make your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile…
2:05 PM - 7 Jan 2008

Twitter
Rich Bajorski
@rbajorski
RT @entreprediva: Make Your Smile Change The World - But Don’t Let The World Change Your Smile.Unknown
3:35 PM - 25 May 2009

Twitter
Mila
@Val3_G
Replying to @backstreetboys
@backstreetboys “Let your smile change the world but never let the world change your smile” K.T.B.S.P.A #BSB
4:47 PM - 15 Jun 2009

Twitter
Maureen Cruz
@MauNRou
Let your smile change the world, but never let the world change your smile! ;D
5:31 PM - 17 Jun 2009

Twitter
F R A N C I S C A ♔
@FranciiG
Awww <3 smile "Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile."
2:01 AM - 12 Oct 2009

13 May 2012, Lansing (MI) State Journal, “Carson City Crystal High School: Maria Geselman,” pg. 6:
Quote: “Don’t let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world.”

Google Books
Taken to My Knees:
My Journey After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By Kimberley Rideout
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2013
Pg. 132:
Make your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile. —Author Unknown

12 May 2013, Lansing (MI) State Journal, “Charlotte High School,” Clinton County News, pg. 13, col. 3:
Philosophy: Don’t let the world change your smile. Let your smile change the world

Google Books
Live Original:
How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values

By Sadie Robertson with Beth Clark
New York, NY: Howard Books
2014
Pg. 71:
One of my favorite quotes is: “Don’t let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world.” It’s credited as “anonymous,” so I don’t know who wrote it, but I think that person was very smart.

Twitter
☁️ Nat ☁️
@BooksNat_
Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile🌹
-Connor Franta
@ConnorFranta
9:48 PM - 2 Mar 2014

Odyssey
28 Quotes On A Tuesday
If I am going to be honest, there is nothing quite as refreshing as reading a fantastic quote.

Ally Dweck
Nov 15, 2016
At Madison, WI
(...)
2.“Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.” - Connor Franta

Google Books
Title Let Your Smile Change the World, But Don’t Let the World Change Your Smile: Inspirational Notebook
Author Wild Pages Press
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017
ISBN 1978365969, 9781978365964
Length 150 pages

Twitter
phs
@ParkHS_92
Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.
3:06 AM - 9 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, June 09, 2018 • Permalink