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We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. Agnes Repplier (1855 - 1950), Americans and Others, 1912

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food. Anna Fellows Johnston

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and it won't even lend you a handkerchief. Anne Durrum Robinson, Chairwoman of the Bored

Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit. Anonymous Author

A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods. Anonymous Author - Editorial in New York Tribune, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren

It was not a laugh but merely a loud smile. Anonymous Author

Nobody ever died of laughter. Max Beerbohm

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone. Anthony Burgess

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. Arnold Glasow

If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes. Bob Edwards

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. Bob Newhart

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. Colette (1873 - 1954), Chance Acquaintances, 1952

Laughter is by definition healthy. Doris Lessing

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e e cummings (1894 - 1962)

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old. Edgar Watson Howe (1853 - 1937)

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. Elsa Maxwell, September 28, 1958

There can never be enough said of the virtues, dangers, the power of a shared laugh. Françoise Sagan

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche

Life does not cease to be funny when people die anymore than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either. Golda Meir

That is the best -- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny. Gloria Vanderbilt

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks. Henri Bergson

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. Henry Van Dyke

Laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. Hugh Sidey

Carry laughter with you wherever you go. Hugh Sidey

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. Irish Proverb

Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods. Japanese Proverb

You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that. Jay Leno (1950 - ), O Magazine, February 2003

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. Jean Houston

If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. Jimmy Buffett

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In this life he laughs longest who laughs last. John Masefield (1878 - 1967), "Window in Bye Street", 1912

Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained. John Powell

Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719), The Spectator, September 26, 1712

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist. Joseph Heller

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. Josh Billings

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. Kahlil Gibran

When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immence importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. Katherine Mansfield

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing. Ken Kesey

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. Koran

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. Kurt Vonnegut

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you. Larry Gelbart

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Learn to laugh at your troubles and you'll never run out of things to laugh at. Lyn Karol

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

A laugh is a smile that bursts. Mary H. Waldrip

He who laughs, lasts! Mary Pettibone Poole

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end. Max Eastman

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. Michael Pritchard

Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle

Seven days without laughter makes one weak. Mort Walker

The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed. Nicolas de Chamfort

Laughter is inner jogging. Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

"You hear that boy laughing? You think he's all fun; But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done; The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all." Oliver Wendell Holmes

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world. Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)

A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash. Puzant Kevork Thomajan

A man isn't poor if he can still laugh. Raymond Hitchcock

I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth." Quincy Jones

The most wasted day of all is that in which we have not laughed. Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. Stephen King, "Hearts in Atlantis"

Laughter is a holy thing. It is as sacred as music and silence and solemnity, maybe more sacred. Laughter is like a prayer, like a bridge over which creatures tiptoe to meet each other. Laughter is like mercy; it heals. When you can laugh at yourself, you are free. Ted Loder

Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion. The Talmud

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin, 1973

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. Victor Borge (1909 - 2000)

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can. Will Rogers

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. Woody Allen

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. Yiddish Proverb


Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx