[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
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. — Proverbs 17:22
A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow
An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Nansbury
As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. – A Jewish Proverb
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. — Jean Houston
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
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
Laughter has no foreign accent. — Paul Lowney
Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation.
— St. Francis de Sales
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. — Victor Borge
Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bullet-proof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease. — Norman Cousins
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. – George Bernard Shaw
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often-times filled with your tears.
— Rene Descartes
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
— Michael Pritchard
When we can begin to take our failures non seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. — Katherine Mansfield
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
— Agnes Repplier
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation. — Anne Rice, Taltos
The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
— Bennett Cerf
Smiles are the soul’s kisses.
— Minna Thomas Antrim
The greatest prayer you could ever pray is to laugh everyday.