Humor Quotes

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
Joseph addison, the spectator, july 12, 1711 - exercise ferments the humors, casts them into...

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
Margo kaufman - the pug is living proof that god has a sense of...
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
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

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
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee
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
Mary hirsch - humor is a rubber sword - - it allows you to make...
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 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
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - A sense of humor.
Author Unknown
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law?
Dick Clark
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Helitze
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies
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
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman
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
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
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor.
Shaftesbury
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
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
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
T. S. Eliot
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 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
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck
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
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
Bobby Clarke