Humor Quotes

humor quotes
Have you ever heard that “a day is wasted without laughter”?

Well, these other humor quotes will help drive that point home:

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 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

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

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. -Mark Twain

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 a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. -Mary Hirsch

Humor is tragedy plus time. -Mark Twain

Humor is reason gone mad. -Groucho Marx

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place. -Mark Twain

Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility. -Thomas Jefferson

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

Humor is…despair refusing to take itself seriously. -Arland Ussher

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

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

Humor is a universal language. -Joel Goodman

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

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity. -James Thurber

Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs? -Unknown

Which of these do you like the most? 

Got any other good quotes to share? 

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  1. Reply

    Great collection of quotations. I especially like the Thomas Jefferson quote about the preservation of peace and tranquility.

    • Laurie
    • May 21, 2010

    Thanks for these quotes Shawn, my personal favorite is: 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

    • Vimala Christinal
    • May 27, 2010

    I,like E.B.White’s now only few people are interested.May be few are
    really understanding

    • May 27, 2010

    thanks Shawn I also like a well developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life, I enjoy them all

    • mel stewart
    • May 27, 2010

    I liked Mark Twain and Francis Bacon particularly.

    Thanks Shawn. You gave my morning a lift.



    • Nene
    • June 8, 2010

    Shawn thank you so much for being a daily inspiration in my life. Even on the darkest days, all I need to do is read your quotes, and I get the encouragement I need to keep pressing on. I only wish you had a share on facebook option so we could share some of your quotes with friends.
    I love the Bill Cosby and Last one (author unknown).
    Thanks for continually being such an inspiration.

    1. Reply

      Ok Nene, I did it. 🙂 I took your suggestion and added the Share button to all my posts. It’s at the bottom right, whereas the Like buttons are still at the bottom left. Thanks for the suggestion; I hope it helps helps raise my profile a bit. 🙂

  2. Reply

    Correction; I just placed it at the top right of every post; I couldn’t get it to look good at the bottom.

    • best kind of life
    • May 21, 2012

    best one
    Humor is tragedy plus time. -Mark Twain

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