Humor Quotes

Righteous people have no sense of humor.
Bertolt Brecht
James thurbe - humor is emotional chaos remembered in...

Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
Unknown, epitaph for a loved one - love is my sword, goodness my armor, and humor my...
The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis
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

The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee
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
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
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
Freeman John Dyson
David riesman - america is not only big and rich, it is...
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
People are far more sincere and good - Humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Anton Chekhov
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
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
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Humor is a rubber sword - - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
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
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
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
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
Clive James
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
Robert Benchley
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
T. S. Eliot
A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
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
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
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
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
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
Sometimes the only sense we can make out of life is a sense of humor.
American Greetings Card
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
W. Somerset Maugham