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. This is very strange if you stop to think of it: that otherwise sane and responsible citizens should devote their professional energies to causing others to make sharp, explosive barking-like exhalations.steve allen
I think that the tendency for most people is to fall back on a comic interpretation of things because things are so sad, so terrible. If you didn't laugh you'd kill yourself. But the truth of the matter is that existence in general is very very tragic, very very sad, very brutal and very unhappy.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.Karl Barth
You grow up the first day you have your first good laugh at yourself .
And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep.lord byron
It’s no use crying over spilt evils. It’s better to mop them up laughing.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.václav havel
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 ought to be.william hazlitt
All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.
You have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy.
O, you shall see him laugh till his face be like a wet cloak ill laid up.william shakespeare
Stupid people, who do not know how to laugh, are always pompous and self-conceited; that is, ungentle, uncharitable, unchristian.
Never laugh at live dragons .
As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity.pliny the elder
The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.Bill Nye
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