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.
You grow up the first day you have your first good laugh at yourself .
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
It’s no use crying over spilt evils. It’s better to mop them up laughing.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.
I'd like to make you laugh for about ten minutes. Though I'm gonna be on for an hour.
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.
The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortunes. That is what I am called upon to do every day.
As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool.
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
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt, nd every grin, so merry, draws one out.
The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.Bill Nye