If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
A joke's a very serious thing.
You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank A. Clark
Humor comes from self-confidence.
Rita Mae Brown
It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
W. Somerset Maugham
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
Michael J. Fox
Laughter is an instant vacation.
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
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.
Humor is reason gone mad.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
The secret to humor is surprise.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
E. E. Cummings
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.
There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.
H. L. Mencken
I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Our humor turns our anger into a fine art.
Mary Kay Blakely
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.