Quotations The 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 laughter 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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Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.

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

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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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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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They laugh well who laugh last.

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

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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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The shortest distance between two people is laughter.

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

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You enjoy it more if you can laugh at it.

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

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We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh. William James

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

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

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

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

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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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Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. Mark Twain

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

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