Humor Quotes

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
Thomas carlyle - true humor springs not more from the head than...

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
Tom masson - think of what would happen to us in america if...
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

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
Sometimes the only sense we can make out of life is a sense of humor.
American Greetings Card
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952
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
Unknown, epitaph for a loved one - love is my sword, goodness my armor, and humor my...
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 can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for 5 seconds and think for 10 minutes.
William Davis
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
W. Somerset Maugham
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
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
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
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
Robert Benchley
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
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin
He had the sort of face that makes you realize God does have a sense of humor.
Bill Bryson
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck
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
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
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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 a rubber sword - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.
George Saintsbury
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
A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies
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
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
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
Clive James
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang