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Humor Quotes

Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it. George Saintsbury
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
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people. Robert Benchley
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
When humor goes, there goes civilization. Erma Bombeck
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor. Shaftesbury
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought. Lin Yutang
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. Mignon McLaughlin
Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. Clive Jones
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. William Makepeace Thackery
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
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield. Unknown, epitaph for a loved one
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. E. B. White
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything --even poverty--you can survive it. Bill Cosby
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 man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Author Unknown
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance. W. Somerset Maugham
For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever-present sense of humor it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence. George Barrell Cheever
( quotes are updated each month )