The Universal Language | Steve McCurry’s Blog

The Universal Language | Steve McCurry’s Blog.

INDIA-10841 (1)
 India

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
– William Arthur Ward

TIBET-10535Tibet

AFGHN-12243Afghanistan 

A smile is the universal welcome.
– Max Eastman

BURMA-10454Burma

AFGHN-12232Afghanistan

INDIA-10843India

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
– Washington Irving

INDIA-10004NF  An Indian tailor caught in the monsoon floodwaters in
Porbandar, India

Look back, and smile on perils past.
– Sir Walter Scott

AFGHN-10118NFAfghanistan

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.  
– William Shakespeare, Othello

KASHMIR-10017 (1)Kashmir

00093_08. Mother and Daughter in Afghanistan, 2003, AFGHN-12678NFAfghanistan

CAMBODIA-10115NFCambodia

Every smile makes you a day younger.
– Chinese Proverb

BURMA-10024Burma

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night;
a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
– Henry Ward Beecher

China, 1984, final book_iconicChina

HONDURAS-10018NFHonduras

TIBET-10069 Tibet

EUROPE-10072, Berlin, Germany, 1988, GERMANY-10059Celebration in Berlin, Germany

Peace begins with a smile.
– Mother Teresa

AFGHN-13293, Afghanistan, 1984. A man holds a baby.Afghanistan

VIETNAM-10010NFVietnam

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

_SM16823, Myanmar, Burma, 02/2011, BURMA-10289NFBurma

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but
sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
– Thich Nhat Hanh

AFGHN-12369Afghanistan

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