Laughter Quotes

Most popular laughter quotes

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

babies

No symphony orchestra ever played music like a two-year-old girl laughing with a puppy.

babies dogs

He who laughs, lasts!
He who laughs, lasts.

humor

Earth laughs in flowers.

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A laugh is a terrible weapon.
Laughter is the mind sneezing.
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Laughter is carbonated holiness.
Laughter is a force for democracy.
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
Laughter translates into any language.
— Graffiti
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Laughter is God's hand on a troubled world.

proverbs

Laughter can be heard farther than weeping.
— Jewish proverb

Jewish proverbs proverbs

Laughter is America's most important export.

America

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

dogs

Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.
A good laugh is as good as a prayer sometimes.
Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.
— Japanese proverb

Japanese proverbs proverbs

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

humor

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

jealousy

A laugh's the wisest, easiest answer to all that's queer.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Laughter is the sun which drives winter from the human face.
Pyrotechnically considered, it is the fire-works of the soul.
Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it.
Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.
Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness.
Humor is a prelude to faith and
Laughter is the beginning of prayer.
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.

happiness

Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist.
Laughter is an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of reason with unreason.
How much lies in laughter: the cipher-key wherewith we decipher the whole man!
Laughter is the great antidote for self-pity, maybe a specific for the malady.

self-pity

She had a penetrating sort of laugh.  Rather like a train going into a tunnel.
Laughter may be the only free emotion—the only emotion that can't be compelled.
The only cure for vanity is laughter. And the only fault that's laughable is vanity.

vanity

The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.

compassion understanding

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

personal

We have to laugh.  Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.

character humor

Laughter is part of the human survival kit, a sticking-plaster on the wounds of existence.
You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

friendship

Laughter is wine for the soul—laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness.
A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.

hopelessness

You can't laugh and be afraid at the same time—of anything.  If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
It has always seemed to me that hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
Laughter is the jam on the toast of life.  It adds flavor, keeps it from being too dry, and makes it easier to swallow.
The beauty of the world which is so soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

beauty the world

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.  And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.

joy suffering

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.
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.
What is released in the explosion of laughter is a deep contradictory thing that is both joy and pain, mischief and madness, pleasure and panic.
Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all.

tears

Laughter is a form of internal jogging.  It moves your internal organs around.  It enhances respiration.  It is an igniter of great expectations.
There are three things which are real: God, human folly, and laughter. Since the first two pass our comprehension, we must do what we can with the third.
There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitchings of a mean merrymaker.
What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumbled swiftly into dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh!
Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.
The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.  Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion.

the world

Laughter is the best medicine.  But it's more than that.  It's an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids.  Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche, and then applies an antibiotic cream.
Without laughter life on our planet would be intolerable. So important is laughter to us that humanity highly rewards members of one of the most unusual professions on earth, those who make a living by inducing laughter in others.
Laughter is man's most distinctive emotional expression. Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creatures. But humor, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element, belongs to man.
Laughter has something in it in common with the ancient winds of faith and inspiration; it unfreezes pride and unwinds secrecy; it makes men forget themselves in the presence of something greater than themselves; something . . . that they cannot resist.
Laughter and smiles are essential factors in a joyous life. The dicty folks who walk around with the backs of their hands glued to their foreheads as an indication of their sober decorum and seriousness are missing the point. A smile is a welcoming expression that allows people to approach you more easily, and laughter chases the darkness away and allows sunlight to enter your heart. Liberate yourself; smile and laugh regularly and often.

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