A wife is essential to great longevity; she is the receptacle of half a man's cares, and two-thirds of his ill-humor.
Canadian politics in British Columbia is an adventure, on the Prairies a cause, in Ontario a business, in Quebec a religion, in the Maritimes a disease.
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
The hall-mark of American humor is its pose of illiteracy.
In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.
My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness.
The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
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.
Politics is history in the present tense.
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Humor is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one's bottom.
Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Ideals are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Humor is reason gone mad.
Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.
Humor is... despair refusing to take itself seriously.
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.