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  Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  Half the world laughs at the other half.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Laughter is heard farther than weeping.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Much laughter, little wit.  
 -  Portuguese proverb
  

  People show their character by what they laugh at.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A good laugh and long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor's book.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Laughter is the music of one's soul. One is never really poor if he can afford to laugh.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The laughter of a child is the light of a house.  
 -  African proverb, Swahili
  

  When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.  
 -  African proverb, Nigeria
  

  It is one life, whether we spend it in laughing or in weeping.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  He who laughs at others' woes finds few friends and many foes.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Who laughs last, laughs best.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Don't laugh at him who is old; the same will assuredly happen to us.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you want to give God a good laugh, tell Him your plans.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.  
 -  English proverb
  

  We seldom fear what we can laugh at.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know Everything happens for reason.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

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

  There is little success, where there is little laughter.  
 -  Andrew Carnegie
  

  Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.  
 -  Audrey Hepburn
  

  I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.  
 -  Audrey Hepburn
  

  He who laughs at everything is as big a fool as he who weeps at everything.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  If somebody makes me laugh, I'm his slave for life.  
 -  Bette Midler
  

  Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.  
 -  Bob Hope
  

  We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  A day without laughter is a day wasted.  
 -  Charlie Chaplin
  

  My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.  
 -  Charlie Chaplin
  

  A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, 'I can't tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let's walk faster.' Emote. It's okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.  
 -  Ellen DeGeneres
  

  Those who pursue the higher life of wisdom, who seek to live by spiritual principles, must be prepared to be laughed at and condemned... Never live your life in reaction to these diminished souls.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist.  
 -  George Burns
  

  We laughed a lot. That's one thing we forgot about for a few years - laughing. When we went through all the lawsuits, it looked as if everything was bleak, but when I think back to before that, I remember we used to laugh all the time.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.  
 -  Henri Bergson
  

  When God thought of 'Mother', he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Without love and laughter there is no joy - live amid love and laughter.  
 -  Horace
  

  The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist.  
 -  George Burns
  

  We laughed a lot. That's one thing we forgot about for a few years - laughing. When we went through all the lawsuits, it looked as if everything was bleak, but when I think back to before that, I remember we used to laugh all the time.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.  
 -  Henri Bergson
  

  When God thought of 'Mother', he must have laughed with satisfaction, and framed it quickly - so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beauty, was the conception.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Without love and laughter there is no joy - live amid love and laughter.  
 -  Horace
  

  I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.  
 -  Jane Austen
  

  At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.  
 -  Jean Houston
  

  If anybody laughs at your idea, view it as a sign of potential success!  
 -  Jim Rogers
  

  Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think is laughable.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.  
 -  Josh Billings
  

  Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got to not forget to laugh.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.  
 -  Kurt Vonnegut
  

  Americans are people who laugh at African witch doctors and spend 100 million dollars on fake diets.  
 -  L. L. Levinson
  

  It is important that man dreams, but it is perhaps equally important that he can laugh at his own dreams.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers. The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory.  
 -  Louis Pasteur
  

  I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.  
 -  Lucille Ball
  

  If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.  
 -  Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  

  The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  You don't need to travel, laughter is an instant vacation.  
 -  Milton Berle
  

  Laugh at the world. Most important, laugh at yourself. If laughter could be dispensed at your favorite drugstore, your family doctor would have you taking some every day. It's a much better way to live.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The world has always laughed at its own tragedies, that being the only way in which it has been able to bear them.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.  
 -  Phyllis Diller
  

  A passport picture is a photo of a man that he can laugh at without realizing that it looks exactly the way his friends see him.  
 -  Phyllis Diller
  

  Earth laughs in flowers.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.  
 -  Raymond Hitchcock
  

  I have never been able to see life as anything but a vast complicated practical joke, and it's better to laugh than cry.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  Remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  My personal remedy for stress requires no training and can be done anywhere, at any time, by anyone. What is it? Laughter. The benefits of laughter are impressive. It boosts your immune system, exercises practically every muscle group, and releases natural pain-relieving chemicals into your bloodstream. Even a small amount of research into laughter yields an overwhelming amount of evidence that laughter heals. In fact, even curving your mouth upward in the semblance of a smile - no matter how you feel inside - stimulates your brain to release healing chemicals into your system.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

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

  Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.  
 -  Steve Martin
  

  Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh.  
 -  Tom Nansbury
  

  Laughter is the best medicine. But if you're laughing without any reason, you need medicine.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Your cute smile and your happy laughter attracted me to you, but your caring loving heart is the reason why I want to spend the rest of my life with you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A girl's laughter is much more cheerful than a boy's. But a boy's cry is much more meaningful than a girl's.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Live like spongebob. Laugh out loud all day without reason, and annoy the mean people with your happiness.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Laughter is always the best medicine... unless you have diarrhea.  
 -  Unknown
  

  People fall in love by smiling at each other, but people stay in love by laughing with each other.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Laugh until your body aches, cry until you start to shake, live like the world is yours to take and love as though your heart won't break.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.  
 -  Victor Borge
  

  Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  Comedy is a serious business. A serious business with only one purpose - to make people laugh.  
 -  W. C. Fields
  

  When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  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
  

  We don't laugh because we're happy, we're happy because we laugh.  
 -  William James
  

  The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.  
 -  William Makepeace Thackeray
  

  I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.  
 -  Wilson Mizner
  

  Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.  
 -  Woody Allen