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Humor Quotes

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laugther, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. Thomas Carlyle
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment. Freeman John Dyson
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing. Clive James
WARNING Humor may be hazardous to your illness. Ellie Katz
Silence will not betray your thoughts but the expression on your face will. Humor has a hundred faces tragedy only a few. H. G. Mendelson
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself. Clifton Paul Fadiman
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. Dwight D. Eisenhower
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Francis Bacon
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. William Makepeace Thackery
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance. W. Somerset Maugham
Total absence of humor renders life impossible. Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. Frank A. Clark
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
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. Franklin D. Roosevelt
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything --even poverty--you can survive it. Bill Cosby
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. Clive James
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. Aristotle
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else. William Rotsler
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it. George Saintsbury
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