Humor Quotes

Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William Rotsle
Agnes repplie - humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are...

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurbe
Jessamyn west - a taste for irony has kept more hearts from...
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Helitze

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
T. S. Eliot
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
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
Clive James
Bertolt brecht - righteous people have no sense of humor....
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White
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
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention. But it has no persuasive value at all.
John Kenneth Galbraith
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
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
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - A sense of humor.
Author Unknown
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - - Jolted by every pebble in the road.
Henry Ward Beeche
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
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurber, in Edward R. Murrow television interview
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective an awareness that some things are really important, others not and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Christopher Morley
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
People are far more sincere and good - Humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Anton Chekhov
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Eric Sevareid
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laugther, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
Thomas Carlyle
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