Humor Quotes - Famous Top 100

Humor Quotes

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Humor Quotes
A joke is a very serious thing.

Winston Churchill

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

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.

Mignon McLaughlin

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.

Clifton Paul Fadiman

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 taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.

Jessamyn West

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

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E. B. White

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.


Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.


Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.

Sid Caesar

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Peter Ustinov

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

Mark Twain

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke


Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.


Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

Thomas W. Higginson

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.

Agnes Repplier

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.

Agnes Repplier

Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.


Humor is a universal language.


Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.


Humor is just another defense against the universe.

Mel Brooks

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

Mark Twain

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.

Irvin S. Cobb

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

Humor is reason gone mad.

Groucho Marx

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

Leo Rosten

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Max Eastman

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.

Edward Albee

I have always noticed that people will never laugh at anything that is not based on truth.


I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells.


I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.

Frank Howard Clark

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Mohandas Gandhi

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.

Jennifer Jones

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.


Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage.


My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.


Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.

Thomas W. Higginson

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.

Larry Gelbart

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.


The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.

Jacob August Riis

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.

Peter De Vries

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.


There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.

Thomas W. Higginson

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.

Lin Yutang

When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.

Thomas W. Higginson

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Erma Bombeck

Wit is the lowest form of humor.

Alexander Pope

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby

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