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Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh.
If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
The earth laughs in flowers.
Nobody ever died of laughter.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
The human race has but one really affective weapon, and that is laughter.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might of been.
Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.
Laughter is the only tranquilizer with no side effects.
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.
He who laughs best today, will also laugh last.
I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.
If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.
I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.
It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.
I always knew I would look back at the times I'd cried and laugh, but I never knew that I'd look back at the times I'd laughed and cry.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
Laughter is higher than all pain.
Laughter translates into any language.
She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
The person who cannot laugh is not only ready for treason, and deceptions, their whole life is already a treason and deception.
Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
It is easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms -- hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.
I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has heard me laugh.
Present mirth hath present laughter. What's to come is still unsure.
Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
Laughter is the cipher key wherewith we decipher the whole man
I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
People who laugh actually live longer than those who don't laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.
If you can laugh at it then you can live with it
The shortest distance between two people is laughter.
When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.
You enjoy it more if you can laugh at it.
You can judge a man by what he laughs at.
We are a nation that has always gone in for the loud laugh, the wow, the yak, the belly laugh, and the dozen other labels for the roll- em-in-the-aisles gagerissimo. This is the kind of laugh that delights actors, directors, and producers, but dismays writers of comedy because it is the laugh that often dies in the lobby. The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.
A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
I am persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more so when he laughs, it adds something to this fragment of life.
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
They laugh well who laugh last.
Laughter can be more satisfying than honor; more precious than money; more heart-cleansing than prayer.
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.
Laughing is not always the proof of a mind at ease.
There is a kind of laughter that sickens the soul. Laughter when it is out of control: when it screams and stamps its feet, and sets the bells jangling in the next town. Laughter in all its ignorance and cruelty. Laughter with the seed of Satan in it. It tramples upon shrines; the belly-roarer. It roars, it yells, it is delirious: and yet it is as cold as ice. It has no humor. It is naked noise and naked malice.
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.
Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Laughter is by definition healthy.
Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
Blessed is he who makes his companions laugh.
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.
What provokes your risibility, Sir? Have I said anything that you understand? Then I ask pardon of the rest of the company.
Laughter is the most healthful exertion.
Laughter is the best way to make somebody's heart beat.
Laughter is a highly addictive positive contagious: if somebody starts, it's very difficult to stop.
Every new time will give its law.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitching of a mean merrymaker.
Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
The more laws, the more offenders.
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
Laughter does not seem to be a sin, but it leads to sin.
Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance.
In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent relieves we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.
We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.
The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
Laughter -- An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.
Laughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy. In other countries, the business of laughing is left to the viewers. Here, their laughter is put on the screen, integrated into the show. It is the screen that is laughing and having a good time. You are simply left alone with your consternation.
If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
You can fake an orgasm, but you can't fake laughter.
Crying is an emotional cold, and laughter is the emotional cure.