Humor In Politics Quotes

Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Greenville Kleisser

Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.

Mary Hirsch

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

Erma Bombeck

Fight any instinct to be humorless, for humorlessness is the worst of all absurdities.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Journalism may not dare too much. It can be gently humorous and ironic, very lightly touched by idiosyncrasy, but it must not repel readers by digging too deeply. This is especially true of its approach to language: the conventions are not questioned. The questioning of linguistic conventions is one of the main duties of what we call literature.

Anthony Burgess

Humor is just another defense against the universe.

Mel Brooks

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.


Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

Humor has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, I'm rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations.

Ron Dentinger

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.


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

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