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Best Quotes About Laughter

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A list of the best laughter quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous laughter quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic laughter quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin

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    Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance.

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    Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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    Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.

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    Laughing is not always the proof of a mind at ease.

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    They laugh well who laugh last.

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    We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. Agnes Repplier

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    You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. W. Somerset Maugham

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    No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much. Jean Paul

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    There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life. William Osler

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    One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent. H. L. Mencken

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    I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at. Wilson Mizner

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    Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously. Og Mandino

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    Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it. Seneca the Younger

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    Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. Mae West

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    With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. Abraham Lincoln

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    It is easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.

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    If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. Martin Luther

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    Nobody ever died of laughter. Max Beerbohm

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    The more laws, the more offenders. Thomas Fuller

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    Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo

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    Laughter -- An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable. Ambrose Bierce

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    We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. Jean de La Bruyère

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    You can judge a man by what he laughs at.

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    Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least. Mark Twain

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    You enjoy it more if you can laugh at it.

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    Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. Mark Twain

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    The human race has but one really affective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain

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    The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms -- hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal. James Thurber

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    We are a nation that has always gone in for the loud laugh, the wow, the yak, the belly laugh, and the dozen other labels for the roll- em-in-the-aisles gagerissimo. This is the kind of laugh that delights actors, directors, and producers, but dismays writers of comedy because it is the laugh that often dies in the lobby. The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. James Thurber

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    Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. Norman Cousins

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    There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing. Marlene Dietrich

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    The earth laughs in flowers. E. E. Cummings

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    The shortest distance between two people is laughter.

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    When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.

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    The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. Rabindranath Tagore

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    He who laughs best today, will also laughs last. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Present mirth hath present laughter. What's to come is still unsure. William Shakespeare

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    If you can laugh at it then you can live with it

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    Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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    new! The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed. Nicolas Chamfort

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    The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter. Oliver Goldsmith

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    I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration. Robert Burns

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    She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth. Benjamin Franklin

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    Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. Eileen Caddy

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    Laughter is the cipher key wherewith we decipher the whole man Thomas Carlyle

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    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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