Smooth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old smooth quotes, smooth sayings, and smooth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If we all tried to make other people's paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on. Myrtle Reed
Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes. Jean-Paul Sartre
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself. W.C. Doane
The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. African Proverb
The smoothest path is no guarantee against a broken neck. James Lendall Basford
The course of true anything never does run smooth. Samuel Butler
There is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. D. H. Lawrence
The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent and easy is the way. Publius Vergilius Maro
Show me a completely smooth operation and I'll show you someone who's covering mistakes. Real boats rock. Frank Herbert
Is it not love that knows how to make smooth things rough and rough things smooth? Vikram Seth
On the way out, the road is rough; returning, it is smooth. Thai Proverb
Smooth words make smooth ways. Italian Proverb
Why pamper life’s complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat? Steven Morrissey
If you think life is a smooth sea, you will soon be awakened from this sweet dream by the slap of a bitter wave! Mehmet Murat ildan
The journey of high honor lies not in smooth ways. Philip Sidney
Smooth your way to the head, through the heart. The way of reason is a good one; but it is commonly something longer, and perhaps not so sure. Lord Chesterfield
Though the path is plain and smooth for men of good will, he who walks it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty, if he does not have good feet: that is, courage and a persevering spirit. John of the Cross
No one’s life is a smooth sail; we all come into stormy weather. But it’s this adversity – and more specifically our resilience – that makes us strong and successful. Tony Robbins
Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not. George Gordon Byron
Smooth out with wine the worries of a wrinkled brow. Horace
Smooth ice is paradise for those who dance with expertise. Friedrich Nietzsche
Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory. Benoit Mandelbrot
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. William Shakespeare
Smoothly and lightly the golden seed by the furrow is covered. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For one man's chin is as rough as another's, and one man's lies are as smooth as another's. Helen Rowland
Life is a short affair; We should try to make it smooth, and free from strife. Euripides
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle. Thomas Jefferson
Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws. Jim Morrison
Love fattens on smooth words. Katharine Hepburn