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The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think.

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Malcolm De Chazal

'Tis a good thing to laugh at any rate; and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.

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Dryden

...the mental condition of which laughter is the expression is something which it behooves the student of human nature and the student of national traits to understand very clearly.

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Agnes Repplier

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.

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Thackeray

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market

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Charles Lamb Charles Lamb was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as the most lovable figure in English literature, and his influence on the English essay form surely cannot be overestimated. (Wikipedia)

A laugh to be joyous must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness there can be no true joy.

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Carlyle

A laughing mouth doth all of its teeth display.

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Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 - 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (also known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

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A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.

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Raymond Hitchcock

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

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Mark Twain

As practice is requisite with the ordinary movements of the body, such as walking, so it seems to be with laughing and weeping. The art of screaming, on the other hand, from being of service to infants, has become finely developed from the earliest days.

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Charles Darwin

Between the expressions of laughter and weeping there is no difference in the motion of the features, either in the eyes, mouth or cheeks; only in the ruffling of the brows, which is added when weeping, but more elevated and extended when laughing.
...Those who weep, raise the brows, and bring them close together above the nose, forming many wrinkles on the forehead, and the corners of the mouth are turned down-wards. Those who laugh have them tu...
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Leonardo DaVinci

Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt; And every grin so merry, draws one out.

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Peter Pindar

Cheerfulness is always to be supported if a man is out of pain, but mirth to a prudent man should always be accidental.
It should naturally arise out of the occasion, and the occasion seldom be laid for it; for those tempers who want mirth to be pleased, are like the constitutions which flag without the use of brandy. Therefore, I say, let your precept be, ||be easy. That mind is dissolute and ungoverned, which must be hurried out of itself by lo...
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Steele

Every new time will give its law.

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Maxim Gorky

Find expression for a sorrow and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you intensify its ecstasy.

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Oscar Wilde Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the tragedy of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals, and their son showed his intelligence early, becoming fluent in French and German. At university Wilde read Greats, and proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. However, he became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism (led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin) though he also profoundly explored Roman Catholicism (and later converted on his deathbed). After university Wilde moved to London, into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities; he published a book of poems, lectured America and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde had become one of the major personalities of his day.

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He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.

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The Koran

He laughs best who laughs last.

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English Proverb

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cavemen had known how to laugh, History would have been different.

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Oscar Wilde Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the tragedy of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals, and their son showed his intelligence early, becoming fluent in French and German. At university Wilde read Greats, and proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. However, he became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism (led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin) though he also profoundly explored Roman Catholicism (and later converted on his deathbed). After university Wilde moved to London, into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities; he published a book of poems, lectured America and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde had become one of the major personalities of his day.

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Humour may be the last sanctuary of perspective when we take ourselves too seriously.

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Deb K Carlen

I am persuaded that every time a man smiles -- but much more so when he laughs-- it adds something to this fragment of life.

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