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A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.
~ Joseph Conrad | ( British novelist. ) | 1857-1924 | Humor
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Humor
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
~ Horace | ( Latin lyric poet. ) | BC 65-8 | Humor
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Humor
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
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 | ( Anglo American poet. ) | 1907-1973 | Humor
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
~ Harry S. Truman | ( American politician. ) | 1884-1972 | Humor
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
As a person is so must you humor them.
~ Terence | (Playwright of the Roman Republic. ) | 195/185 BC-159 BC | Humor
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
By blood a king, in heart a clown.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson | ( British poet. ) | 1809-1892 | Humor
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
~ Peter Ustinov | (British actor, writer and director. ) | 1921-2004 | Humor
quotes Division : Actors   
     
Even the gods love jokes.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Humor
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Humor
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies.
~ Laurence Sterne | (British writer. ) | 1713-1768 | Humor
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Fortune and humor govern the world.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Humor
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein | ( Austrian-British philosopher. ) | 1889-1951 | Humor
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Humor
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Humor
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep people from vice.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Humor
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?
~ Andy Warhol | ( American artist and filmmaker. ) | 1930-1987 | Humor
quotes Division : Filmmakers and Cartoonists   
     
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
~ Mahatma Gandhi | ( Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism. ) | 1869-1948 | Humor
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Humor
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Humor
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Humor
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor.
~ W. Somerset Maugham | (British novelist and playwright. ) | 1874-1965 | Humor
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
~ Mae West | (American actress and playwright. ) | 1892-1980 | Humor
quotes Division : Actors   
     
Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears.
~ Charles Caleb Colton | ( British clergyman ) | 1780-1832 | Humor
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Humor
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Humor
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
One should never risk a joke, even of the mildest and most unexceptional charters, except among people of culture and wit.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Humor
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ( British poet, critic, and philosopher. ) | 1772-1834 | Humor
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
~ Umberto Eco | (Italian novelist and critic ) | 1929-? | Humor
quotes Division : Critics   
     
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Humor
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Humor
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The secret to humor is surprise.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Humor
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
There is always some frivolity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, but also stray.
~ Joseph Joubert | (French moralist. ) | 1754-1824 | Humor
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Humor
quotes Division : American poets   
     
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Humor
quotes Division : Historians   
     
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
~ Napoleon I | ( Napoleon Bonaparte. French general. ) | 1769-1821 | Humor
quotes Division : War Leaders   
     
What some people invent the rest enlarge.
~ Jonathan Swift | ( Irish-born English satirist. ) | 1667-1745 | Humor
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     

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