If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
Common sense and a sense of humour are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humour is just common sense, dancing. Those who lack humour are without judgment and should be trusted with nothing.
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Laugh and the world laughs with you!
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.
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
If I had no sense of humor I should long ago have committed suicide.
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
When you lose the power to laugh, you lose your power to think straight.
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