Humor Quotes

Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.
E. B. White, Some Remarks on Humor, introduction
Bill cosby - you can turn painful situations around through...

Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
T. S. Eliot
Agnes repplie - humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are...
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - - Jolted by every pebble in the road.
Henry Ward Beeche

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Eric Sevareid
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
People are far more sincere and good - Humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Anton Chekhov
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham
William davis - the kind of humor i like is the thing that makes...
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law?
Dick Clark
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive Jones
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Aristotle
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities - A sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
People who are tremendously concerned about their identification, their individuality, their self - Expression, or their sense of humor, always seem to be missing the very things they pursue.
Walter Lippmann
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Paul Fadiman
Humor is a rubber sword - - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Jessamyn West
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
There are two insults no human being will endure that he has no sense of humor, and that the has never known trouble.
Sinclair Lewis
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
Bobby Clarke
Where humor is concerned there are no standards - No one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.
John Kenneth Galbraith
For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever - Present sense of humor it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence.
George Barrell Cheeve
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
Clive James
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - - That is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James Thurbe
Silence will not betray your thoughts but the expression on your face will. Humor has a hundred faces tragedy only a few.
H. G. Mendelson
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
W. Somerset Maugham
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurbe