Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer
Laughter is the most healthful exertion.
Author: Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland
Laughter is the only tranquilizer with no side effects.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Author: Victor Borge (1909)
Profession: Danish Entertainer, Pianist
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Author: Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)
Profession: British Comic Actor, Filmmaker
Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
Author: Max Eastman
Profession: American Commentator, Writer
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
Author: Sean Connery (1930)
Profession: Scottish-born American Actor
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.
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer
Laughter translates into any language.
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent relieves we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.
Author: Malcolm De Chazal (1902-1981)
Profession: French Writer
Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
Author: Eileen Caddy
Profession: American Spiritual Writer
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might of been.
Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Profession: British Essayist
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
Author: Bishop Robert South (1634-1716)
Profession: British Clergyman
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author