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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Laughter (110 Quotations)

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If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.
~ Ethel Barrymore

 

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Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
~ Karl Barth

 

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Laughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy. In other countries, the business of laughing is left to the viewers. Here, their laughter is put on the screen, integrated into the show. It is the screen that is laughing and having a good time. You are simply left alone with your consternation.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
~ Pierre De Beaumarchais

 

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I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.
~ Pierre De Beaumarchais

 

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Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Nobody ever died of laughter.
~ Sir Max Beerbohm

 

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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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The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
~ Tom Bodett

 

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Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
~ Victor Borge

 

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There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
~ James Boswell

 

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That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
~ A. Whitney Brown

 

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If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
~ Jimmy Buffet

 

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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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Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
~ Lord Byron

 

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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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