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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of
children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether
by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived. That is the meaning of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is not lauhed at that laughs at himself first.
English proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We seldom fear what we can laugh at.
American proverb

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

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

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

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
William Arthur Ward

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

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

Come clean with a child heart,
Laugh as peaches in the summer wind,
Let rain on a house roof be a song,
Let the writing on your face,
be a smell of apple orchards on late June.
Carl Sandburg

I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.
Rumi

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

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Victor Borge

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

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

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

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

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

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