Sense of Humor Quotes

By | October 4, 2010
  • A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds. ~ Percy Ross
  • A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it. ~ Don Herold
  • A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life. ~ Arabian Proverb
  • A sense of humor judges one’s actions and the actions of others from a wider reference… it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation. ~ Thornton Wilder
  • 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
  • All I know about humor is that I don’t know anything about it. ~ Fred A. Allen
  • An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten. ~ Constance Rourke
  • Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else. ~ William E. Rothschild
  • Charlie Chaplin’s genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself. ~ Lita Grey Chaplin
  • Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints. ~ Evelyn Underhill
  • Fortune and humor govern the world. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld
  • Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don’t get sick you’re missing half the fun. ~ Flip Wilson
  • I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor. ~ Edward Albee
  • If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • I’m convinced that it’s energy and humor. The two of them combined equal charm. ~ Judith Krantz
  • It is important to rely on your imagination for your sense of humor and your memory for your truths. Not the other way around. ~ Author Unknown
  • It takes courage to live — courage and strength and hope and humor. And courage and strength and hope and humor have to be bought and paid for with pain and work and prayers and tears. ~ Jerome P. Fleishman
  • Keep your sense of humor. There’s enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you’re supposed to enjoy. ~ Louisa May Alcott
  • Learn to thrill yourself… Make everything bright and beautiful about you. Cultivate a spirit of humor. Enjoy the sunshine. ~ Baird Spalding
  • Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly. ~ Jonathan Swift
  • Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion. ~ Sir Thomas Browne
  • Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you. ~ Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
  • No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman. ~ Oscar Wilde
  • One never needs their humor as much as when they argue with a fool. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth — a sense of humor. ~ Author Unknown
  • People of humor are always in some degree people of genius. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. ~ A. Whitney Brown
  • The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. ~ Umberto Eco
  • The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies. ~ Sir William Temple
  • The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit. ~ Sir William Temple
  • The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. ~ Robertson Davies
  • The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. ~ Mark Twain
  • The secret to humor is surprise. ~ Aristotle
  • The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter. ~ Alice Meynell
  • The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself. ~ James Thurber
  • There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble. ~ Sinclair Lewis
  • There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. ~ Victor Borge
  • This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought. ~ Lin, Yutang
  • Total absence of humor renders life impossible. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  • True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. ~ Thomas Carlyle
  • You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. ~ W. Somerset Maugham