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120 Inspirational Quotes About Laughter

  1. [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
  2. A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine L’Engle
  3. A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing. — Herman Melville
  4. A good laugh is sunshine in the house. — William Thackeray
  5. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. — Phyllis Diller
  6. 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
  7. A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow
  8. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
  9. Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron
  10. 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
  11. An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Nansbury
  12. And keep a sense of humor. It doesn’t mean you have to tell jokes. If you can’t think of anything else, when you’re my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you’ll get a laugh. — Art Linkletter
  13. And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb
  15. As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it. — Lao Tsu
  16. At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. — Jean Houston
  17. Cancer is probably the unfunniest thing in the world, but I’m a comedian, and even cancer couldn’t stop me from seeing the humor in what I went through. — Gilda Radner
  18. Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another. — Kenny Ausubel
  19. Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. Even the gods love jokes — Plato
  21. Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.” — Mevlana Rumi
  22. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. — Dr. Seuss
  23. God has a smile on His face. — Psalm 42:5
  24. God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. — Voltaire
  25. Grim care, moroseness, and anxiety—all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God’s medicine. — Henry Ward Beecher
  26. He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. — Koran
  27. He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. — Proverbs 15:15
  28. He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise. — William Blake
  29. He who laughs, lasts! — Mary Pettibone Poole
  30. Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer. — Reinhold Niebuhr
  31. Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. — James Langston Hughes
  32. I commend mirth. — Ecclesiastes 8:15
  33. 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
  34. I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing. – Dr. Madan Kataria
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old. — Edgar Watson Howe
  42. 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
  43. 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. — Feodor Dostoyevsky
  44. If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself. — Benjamin Franklin
  45. It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips. — Fred Allen
  46. 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
  47. Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. — Elsa Maxwell
  48. Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being. —Stella & Blake
  49. 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
  50. Laughter has no foreign accent. — Paul Lowney

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About The Author

Sebastien Gendry

Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing with over 11 years of full-time experience working with 1,000s of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio and many more national media. He is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method, an interactive practice focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

3 Comments

  • Ben Mirling

    Reply Reply March 15, 2015

    pick a quote or two for mum’s program?

  • Lourdes Francis

    Reply Reply August 5, 2016

    Quiet wise and advisable. He who doesn’t laugh at himself,often leave the job too others. 😉

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