Laughter Quotes

What was significant about the laughter... was not just the fact that it provides internal exercise for a person... a form of jogging for the innards, but that it creates a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work, too.
Norman Cousins
Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.
Thomas Hobbes

Searamouche - what makes life worth living to be born with the...
Rosario castellanos - laughter is the first evidence of freedom....
Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon? laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution? these can lift at a colossal humbug? push it a little? weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, chapter 10 (1916)
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
Joan Lunden, in Healthy Living Magazine

Maryanne radmacher - hershey, 1995 - may your walls know joy; may every room hold...
Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.
George Santayana
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
Gordon William Allport
The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
Bennett Alfred Cerf
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
Anne Rice
Pigs get fat hogs get slaughtered.
Unknown
If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian.
Paul McCartney
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - That man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.
Cicero
We look before and after, And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
Mort Walke
Laughter is inner jogging.
Norman Cousins
Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
E. H. Chapin
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - That man is black at heart mark and avoid him.
Cicero
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
Karl Barth
Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.
Irish Prove
The essence of all jokes, of all comedy, seems to be an honest or well intended halfness; a non performance of that which is pretended to be performed, at the same time that one is giving loud pledges of performance. The balking of the intellect, is comedy and it announces itself in the pleasant spasms we call laughter.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Laughter is complete rapture vocalized.
Allison Kearney
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world.
Peter Ustinov
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Albert Einstein
The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.
Kahlil Gibran
From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Groucho Marx
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Mark Twain
Laughter is by definition healthy.
Doris Lessing
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche