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An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Profession: American Author

I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep the people from vice.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

There is always some frivolity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, but also stray.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

WARNING: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.

Author: Ellie Katz

Profession:

Humor, a good sense of it, is to Americans what manhood is to Spaniards and we will go to great lengths to prove it. Experiments with laboratory rats have shown that, if one psychologist in the room laughs at something a rat does, all of the other psychologists in the room will laugh equally. Nobody wants to be left holding the joke.

Author: Garrison Keillor (1942)

Profession: American Humorous Writer, Radio Performer

Any discussion of the problems of being funny in America will not make sense unless we substitute the word wit for humor. Humor inspires sympathetic good-natured laughter and is favored by the ''healing-power'' gang. Wit goes for the jugular, not the jocular, and it's the opposite of football; instead of building character, it tears it down.

Author: Florence King (1936)

Profession: American Author, Critic

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Author: Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953)

Profession: American Author

The hall-mark of American humor is its pose of illiteracy.

Author: Ronald Knox (1888-1957)

Profession: British Scholar, Priest

One should never risk a joke, even of the mildest and most unexceptional charters, except among people of culture and wit.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Fortune and humor govern the world.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.

Author: Shirley Maclaine (1934)

Profession: American Actress

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.

Author: Steve Martin (1945)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer

Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.

Author: Steve Martin (1945)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer