Humor Quotes

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As hard as times get for some people humor has been the saving grace. Humor quotes can help to lift heavy burdens if only for a short period of time.

When I am at my wicks end a good joke has been beneficial, needed, and inspirational.

I hope these humor quotes and sayings will help bring you through some of the good and bad times!

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
-Irvin S. Cobb

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.
-J. B. Priestley

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
-Jacob August Riis

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
-James Thurber

Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.
-James Thurber

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
-Jennifer Jones

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.
-Jessamyn West

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.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you.
-Langston Hughes

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
-Langston Hughes

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
-Larry Gelbart

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
-Leo Rosten

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
-Lin Yutang

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
-Max Eastman

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
-Mel Brooks

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A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
-Mignon McLaughlin

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
-Peter De Vries

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
-Peter Ustinov

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them.
-Robert Benchley

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
-Sid Caesar

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
-Steven Wright

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
-Thomas W. Higginson

When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
-Thomas W. Higginson

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.
-Thomas W. Higginson

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
-Thomas W. Higginson

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.
-Victor Borge

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
-W. C. Fields

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

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
-William James

A joke is a very serious thing.
-Winston Churchill

Humor quotes like laughter are an international language.

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