Quotes: laughter

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  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
  • August Wilson
    August Wilson
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    All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.
  • Bob Monkhouse
    Bob Monkhouse
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    Although I have always loved the noise of laughter, I really can't fear the coming of quiet. As for funerals, I rather like them. Such nice things are always said about the deceased, I feel sad that they had to miss hearing it all by just a few days.
    Source: Obituary in The Independent
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    Call a truce, then, to our labors - let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ''faint and forced the laughter,'' and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Can there be joy and laughter When always the world is ablaze? Enshrouded in darkness Should you not seek a light?
    Source: Dhammapada
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
  • Do you recall the laughter of the Philistines at the helpless Sampson? You can hear the echo of that laughter to-day, as the church, shorn of her strength by her own sin, is an object of ridicule to the world, who cry in derision, Where is your boasted triumph and your Millennial glory?
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
  • Bernie Siegel
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    Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
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