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Humor Quotes

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952
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
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable. Helitzer
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs -- jolted by every pebble in the road. Henry Ward Beecher
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield. Unknown, epitaph for a loved one
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor. Shaftesbury
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
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for 5 seconds and think for 10 minutes. William Davis
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment. Freeman John Dyson
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it. Bill Cosby
Nothing makes your sense of humor disappear faster than having somebody ask you where it is. Ivern Ball
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
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. Clive James
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything --even poverty--you can survive it. Bill Cosby
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it. George Saintsbury
I have never examined the subject of humor until now. I am surprised to find how much ground it covers. I have got its divisions and frontiers down on a piece of paper. I find it defined as a production of the brain, as the power of the brain to produce something humorous, and the capacity of percieving humor. Mark Twain
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
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
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. William Makepeace Thackery
( quotes are updated each month )