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Humor Quotes

When humor goes, there goes civilization. Erma Bombeck
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
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
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for 5 seconds and think for 10 minutes. William Davis
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. E. B. White
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. Mignon McLaughlin
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
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. William Makepeace Thackery
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield. Unknown, epitaph for a loved one
The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense. Jacob August Riis
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
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
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
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor. Shaftesbury
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
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
Total absence of humor renders life impossible. Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment. Freeman John Dyson
( quotes are updated each month )