Quotes: laughter

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

  • 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.
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire Belloc
    British Author 1870-1953
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    From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend on reading it.

    Source: Life (9 geb. 1962), over Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge van S.J. Perelman

  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
  • Eileen Caddy
    Eileen Caddy
    Scottisch spiritual teacher 1917-2006
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    Gratitude helps you to grow and expands; gratitude brings you and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
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    Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
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