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Laughter Quotes

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

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.

Author: Og Mandino (1923-1996)

Profession: American Motivational Author, Speaker

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.

Author: Elsa Maxwell


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.

Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)

Profession: American Poet, Journalist

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

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Laughter -- An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Laughter can be more satisfying than honor; more precious than money; more heart-cleansing than prayer.

Author: Harriet Rochlin


Laughter does not seem to be a sin, but it leads to sin.

Author: St. John Chrysosatom (345-407)

Profession: Patriarch of Constantinople

Laughter is a highly addictive positive contagious: if somebody starts, it's very difficult to stop.

Author: Robert Holden


Laughter is by definition healthy.

Author: Doris Lessing (1919)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Laughter is higher than all pain.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

Laughter is the best way to make somebody's heart beat.

Author: Robert Holden


Laughter is the cipher key wherewith we decipher the whole man

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.

Author: Karl Barth (1886-1968)

Profession: Swiss Theologian