Humor Quotes

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
Clive james - a sense of humor is just common sense, dancing....

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
Brooks atkinson - the humorous man recognizes that absolute purity,...
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
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor.
Shaftesbury

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
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
Bobby Clarke
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
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
The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
Margo Kaufman
Henry ward beeche - a person without a sense of humor is like a wagon...
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
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Paul Fadiman
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
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
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
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law?
Dick Clark
Righteous people have no sense of humor.
Bertolt Brecht
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Author Unknown
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Eric Sevareid
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
Clive James
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
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 a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Helitze
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 think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank A. Clark
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks
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
A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A well - Developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Arthur Ward
Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.
Leo C. Rosten
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor.
The Talmud