Humor Quotes

Humor is a rubber sword - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
Clifton paul fadiman - a sense of humor is the ability to understand a...

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurbe
Walter lippmann - people who are tremendously concerned about their...
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman
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

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
WARNING Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
Ellie Katz
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - - Jolted by every pebble in the road.
Henry Ward Beeche
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
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
Clive james - a sense of humor is just common sense dancing....
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
Robert Benchley
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
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
I have never examined the subject of humor until now. I am surprised to find how much ground it covers. I have got its divisions and frontiers down on a piece of paper. I find it defined as a production of the brain, as the power of the brain to produce something humorous, and the capacity of percieving humor.
Mark Twain
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
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Helitze
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
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
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
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
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
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
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
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
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law?
Dick Clark
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William Rotsle
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
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
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield.
Unknown, epitaph for a loved one
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks
Humor - The perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
Author Unknown
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - A sense of humor.
Author Unknown