Humor Quotes

One never needs their humor as much as when they argue with a fool.

Chinese Proverb

The hall-mark of American humor is its pose of illiteracy.

Ronald Knox

A sense of humor always withers in the presence of the messianic delusion, like justice and truth in front of patriotic passion.

Henry Louis Mencken

A man sufficiently gifted with humor is in small danger of succumbing to flattering delusions about himself, because he cannot help perceiving what a pompous ass he would become if he did.

Konrad Lorenz

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.

John Kenneth Galbraith

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.

Edward de Bono

I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.

James Humes

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth

Victor Borge

Gaiety that sweetens existence and makes it wholesome - a sense of humor, a zest of enjoyment - this is the accompaniment of courage which gives it a supreme value. Something of the high laughter of a Cyrano de Bergerac - the world needs it.

Dr. Herbert Hichen

We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance

Martha Graham

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

Christopher Morley

A wife is essential to great longevity; she is the receptacle of half a man's cares, and two-thirds of his ill-humor.

Charles Reade

The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.

Author Unknown

Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony

Lionel Trilling

Affection without sentiment, authority without cruelty, discipline without aggression, humor without ridicule, sacrifice without obligation, companionship without possessiveness.

William E. Blatz

Every disasters screams for humor

Silvia Millecam

Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

Bill Nye

Humor is also a way of saying something serious.

T. S. Eliot

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

You've got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity

Lance Bass

Humor is healing.

Brad Garrett

The secret to humor is surprise.

Aristotle

Zen is non-serious. Zen has a tremendous sense of humor. No other religion has evolved so much that it can have that sense of humor.

Osho
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