Sense of Humor Quotes

By | October 4, 2010

Quotations about Humor

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 comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. ~ Umberto Eco

Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth — a sense of humor. ~ Unknown

I’m convinced that it’s energy and humor. The two of them combined equal charm. ~ Judith Krantz

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don’t get sick you’re missing half the fun. ~ Flip Wilson

The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter. ~ Alice Meynell

A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life. ~ Arabian Proverb

A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds. ~ Percy Ross

I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious — except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force. ~ Mark Twain

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

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Learn to thrill yourself… Make everything bright and beautiful about you. Cultivate a spirit of humor. Enjoy the sunshine. ~ Baird Spalding

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. ~ A. Whitney Brown

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit. ~ Sir William Temple

Charlie Chaplin’s genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself. ~ Lita Grey Chaplin

There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. ~ Victor Borge

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself. ~ James Thurber

A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it. ~ Don Herold

An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten. ~ Constance Rourke

The secret to humor is surprise. ~ Aristotle

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

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

All I know about humor is that I don’t know anything about it. ~ Fred A. Allen

The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. ~ Mark Twain

Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints. ~ Evelyn Underhill

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

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor. ~ Edward Albee

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

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

Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly. ~ Jonathan Swift

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

One never needs their humor as much as when they argue with a fool. ~ Chinese Proverb

Fortune and humor govern the world. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. ~ Robertson Davies

Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude. ~ Frank Muir

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

Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else. ~ William E. Rothschild

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

People of humor are always in some degree people of genius. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

François de La Rochefoucauld quotation about humor

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