Humour Quotes

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

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

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

The love of truth lies at the root of much humour.

Robertson Davies

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.

Mark Twain

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

Mary Hirsch

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

For me, compatibility is a sense of humour, being able to laugh together; that is very important.

Felicity Kendal

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

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

After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor.

Bill Kelly, "Mordillo"

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.

Mignon McLaughlin

Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.

George Saintsbury

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes.

William Davis

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.

Thomas W. Higginson

Humor prevents one from becoming a tragic figure even though he/she is involved in tragic events.

E.T. "Cy" Eberhart

There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.

Victor Borge

Someone once defined humor as a way to keep from killing yourself. I keep my sense of humor and I stay alive.

Abe Burrows

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

Roman Gary

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.

Simon Wiesenthal

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.

E. M. Forster

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.

Colin Baker

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

Bill Nye

Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.

Henry Ward Beecher

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Updated On : April 15, 2011
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