» Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
» Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
» Wit is the lowest form of humor.
» You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
» Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
» A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
» Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
» I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
» When humor goes, there goes civilization.
» Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
» I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
» Humor is reason gone mad.
» A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
» A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
» Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
» The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
» If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
» A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
» Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
» One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
» Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
» This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
» Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
» Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
» Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
» Humor is just another defense against the universe.
» A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
» If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
» The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
» Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
» Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
» There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
» When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
» Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.
» Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
» Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
» A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
» Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
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