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Laughter is the sweetest music that ever greeted the human ear.
Laughter: An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.
-- Ambrose Bierce
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-- George Bernard Shaw
Love is an attachment to another self. Humour is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.
-- Claude Roy
Much may be known of a man's character by what excites his laughter
No day is complete until you've heard the laughter of a child.
One good hearty laugh together could be the greatest insurance of lasting peace that men of all nations could contrive.
One thing is certain. If you can laugh at your troubles, you will always have something to laugh at.
Sometimes you gotta laugh through the tears, smile through the pain so that you can live through the sorrow. . .
-- Alex Tan
Take time to laugh -- it is the music of the soul.
The most utterly lost of all days is the one in which you have not once laughted.
The most wasted of all days is that during which one has not laughed.
There is hope for any man who can look in a mirror and laugh at what he sees.
There's stories and there's stories. . .the ones with any worth change your life forever, perhaps in a small way, but once you've heard them, they are forever a part of you. You nurture them and pass them on and the giving only makes you feel better. The stories are just stories, they make one laugh or cry -- but if they have any worth, they carry within them a deeper resonance that remains long after the final page is turned. . .or the storyteller has come to the end of her tale.
-- Charles de Lint
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.
-- Golda Meir
To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one's self; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.
-- Harry Emerson Fosdick
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
-- Jean de La Bruyere
What your laugh at tells, plainer than words, what you are.
When people stop laughing they grow old, but if you get a laugh out of life you'll always stay young.
When you laugh at something that happens to somebody else, that's a sense of humor. If it happens to you, that's an outrage.
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