Quotes on humour, laughter and smiles.

“The best breathing exercise, is to loose control and burst into laughter”

“There is only one feeling that challenges a good laugh and for that we need to take our clothes off”

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin

“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!” – Charlie Chaplin

“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” ­- Charlie Chaplin

“Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand” — Mark Twain

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been” — Mark Twain

“I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing” – Dr. Madan Kataria

“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

“If you are happy and people around you are not happy, they will not allow you to stay happy. Therefore much of our happiness depends upon our ability to spread happiness around us” – Dr. Madan Kataria

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“We should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. — Friedrich Nietzsche

“As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul” — A Jewish Proverb

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

“He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh” — Koran

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

“In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can” — Linda Ellerbee

“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

“If you become silent after your laughter, one day you will hear God also laughing, you will hear the whole existence laughing — trees and stones and stars with you. — Osho

“If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old” — Edgar Watson Howe

“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

“All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature” — Feodor Dostoyevsky

“If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself” — Benjamin Franklin

“It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t fear death’, but to laugh out loud somehow drives the idea home. It embodies our theology” —Rev. Laura Gentry

“Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being” —Stella & Blake

“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 has no foreign accent” — Paul Lowney

“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

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

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

“Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation” — St. Francis de Sales

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

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

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

“Laughter opens the lungs, and opening the lungs ventilates the spirit” — Unknown

“Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease” — Norman Cousins

“Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at all—do it for peace” — Mother Teresa

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh” – George Bernard Shaw

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

“Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted” — Sebastien Roch

“On average, infants laugh nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us” — I Ching

“Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter” — Frederick W. Nietzche

“Smiles are the soul’s kisses” — Minna Thomas Antrim

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” — Voltaire

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

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter” — E E Cummings

“The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed” — Bennett Cerf

“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

“The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool” — George Santayana

“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either” — Golda Meir

“Total absence of humor renders life impossible” — Colette

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

“We are all here for a spell. Get all the good laughs you can” — Will Rogers

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” – Audrey Hepburn

“An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.” – Will Rogers

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” – Woody Allen

“A laugh is a smile that bursts.” – Mary H. Waldrip

“When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.” – Thomas Szasz

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” – Max Eastman

“When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh?” – Max Frisch

“There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.” – Richard Pryor

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” – Anthony Burgess

“Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.” – Bryant H. McGill

“You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh – it’s as simple as that.” – Jay Leno

“God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” – Voltaire

“Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one’s fellow human beings.” –Maya Angelou

“A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better.” –Barbara Walters

“He who laughs, lasts.” –Mary Pettibone Poole

“A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder

“There is nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face.” –Eva Hoffman

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” –Bill Cosby

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” –Henry Ward Beecher

“It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.” –Oscar Wilde

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” –Erma Bombeck

“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.” –Hugh Sidey

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done” –Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.” –Frank A. Clark

“No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.” –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Comedy is acting out optimism.” –Robin Williams

“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

“Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.” –Allen Klein

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.” –Mel Brooks

“Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.” –Langston Hughes

“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.” –Christopher Morley

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

“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

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

“Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.” –Eric Sevareid

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