Humor Quotes

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
Erma bombeck - when humor goes, there goes civilization....

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
Franklin d. roosevelt - i sometimes think that the saving grace of...
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
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

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White
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 a rubber sword - - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
Lin yutang - this i conceive to be the chemical function of...
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
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
Brooks Atkinson
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - - Jolted by every pebble in the road.
Henry Ward Beeche
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William Rotsle
WARNING Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
Ellie Katz
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin
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
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
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
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 by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
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
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Helitze
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank A. Clark
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
Humor is a rubber sword - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
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
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor.
Shaftesbury
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