Humor Quotes

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie
Ellie katz - warning humor may be hazardous to your illness....

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
Eric sevareid - next to power without honor, the most dangerous...
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
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - A sense of humor.
Author Unknown

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
Humor - The perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
Author Unknown
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
Nothing makes your sense of humor disappear faster than having somebody ask you where it is.
Ivern Ball
Colette, chance acquaintances, 1952 - total absence of humor renders life impossible....
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Helitze
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
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurbe
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
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law
Dick Clark
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
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
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
A humorist is a fellow who realizes, first, that he is no better than anybody else, and, second, that nobody else is either.
Homer McLin
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
Bobby Clarke
America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
David Riesman
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
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
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
Humor is a rubber sword - - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield.
Unknown, epitaph for a loved one
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
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 wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
Humor is a rubber sword - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
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
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
Sometimes the only sense we can make out of life is a sense of humor.
American Greetings Card
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James