40+ Quotes About Laughter

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A good laugh can change your entire mood and bring people together. Here are 40+ inspiring laughter quotes and quotes about laughter.

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“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” – Lord Byron

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.” – Red Skelton

“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” – W. H. Auden

“The greatest prayer you could ever pray is to laugh every day.” – Ramtha

“[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” – Mark Twain

“When we can begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.” – Katherine Mansfield

“Laughter is God’s hand on the shoulder of a troubled world.” – Bettenell Huntznicker

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge

“A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“I will follow the upward road today; I will keep my face to the light. I will think high thoughts as I go my way; I will do what I know is right. I will look for the flowers by the side of the road; I will laugh and love and be strong. I will try to lighten another’s load this day as I fare along.” – Mary S. Edgar

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself.” – Ethel Barrymore

“An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh.” – Tom Nansbury

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” – Victor Hugo

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Inspirational Quotes About Laughing

“Laughter lets me relax. It’s the equivalent of taking a deep breath, letting it out and saying, ‘This, too, will pass’.” – Odette Pollar

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” – Jean Houston

“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.” – Kahlil Gibran

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.” – William James

“If you have no tragedy, you have no comedy. Crying and laughing are the same emotion. If you laugh too hard, you cry. And vice versa.” – Sid Caesar

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” – Michael Pritchard

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” – Buddha

“Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. “Laughter is a force for democracy.” – John Cleese

“Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.” – Norman Cousins

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – Dr. Seuss

“If Laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely DISSOLVE your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them.” – Dr. Madan Kataria

“I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable.” – Viktor Frankl

“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.” – Peter Ustinov

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“A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.” – Herman Melville

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” – William Thackeray

“If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know the man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, or seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you’ll get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man…All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Wit is the key, I think, to anybody’s heart, because who doesn’t like to laugh?” – Julia Roberts

“The person who has a sense of humor is not just more relaxed in the face of a potentially stressful situation, but is more flexible in his approach.” – John Morreall

“Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.” – Linda Ellerbee

“As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.” – Jewish Proverb

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.” – Carolyn Birmingham

“A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable.” – Herbert Procknow

“Laughter is a sense of proportion and a power of seeing yourself from the outside.” – Zero Mostel

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