Favorite Quotations ~  Laughter, 2 How We Choose to Be Happy

"Men think and God laughs." ~ Yiddish Proverb

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Nothing is sadder than laughter; nothing more beautiful, more magnificent, more uplifting and enriching than the terror of deep despair. ~ Fredrico Fellini, Creators on Creating

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~ Victor Hugo

Laughter need not be cut out of anything since it improves everything. ~ James Thurber

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable. ~ Johann von Goethe

Laughter is inner jogging. ~ Norman Cousins

Laughter is the jam on the toast of life. It adds flavor, keeps it from being too dry, and makes it easier to swallow. ~ Diane Johnson, Zen Soup, 2003

A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods. ~ Japanese Proverb

Laughter is the lightning rod or play, the eroticism of conversation. ~ Eva Hoffman

Trouble knocked on the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Why don't you laugh? If I did not laugh I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do. ~ Abraham Lincoln, Healing Power of Humor

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