Thursday, 13 October 2016

On Laughter

[I am] persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more so when he laughs ... it adds something to this fragment of life. - Laurence Sterne

A hearty laugh lengthens your life. - Swedish Proverb

A laugh a day keeps the psychiatrist away. - Evan Esar

A laugh to be joyous must flow form a joyous heart, for without kindness there can be no true joy. - Thomas Carlyle

A laugh's the wisest, easiest answer to all that’s queer. - Herman Melville

A well-developed sense of humour is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. - William Arthur Ward

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. - Mark Twain

Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years. - Unknown

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh. - W. H. Auden

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. - Vaclav Havel

But to die of laughter – this, too, seems to me a great euthanasia. - Max Beerbohm

Even in despair, man must laugh. - Lin Yu Tang

He is a wise man who always knows what to laugh at, and a bold man that always dare laugh at what is laughable. - Edward Parsons Day

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