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    William James

    Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

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    Robert Benchley

    There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them.

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    Fred Allen

    All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.

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    Doug Larson

    A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.

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    Bill Cosby

    There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.

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    Thomas W. Higginson

    When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.

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    Sid Caesar

    Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.

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    James Thurber

    Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.

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    Aristotle

    The secret to humor is surprise.

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    Chevy Chase

    A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.

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    Victor Borge

    Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.

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    Edward de Bono

    Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.

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    James Thurber

    Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

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    Peter Ustinov

    Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

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    William Arthur Ward

    A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.

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    Peter De Vries

    The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.

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    Francis Bacon

    Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

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    Thomas W. Higginson

    Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

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    Don Herold

    A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.

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    Mignon McLaughlin

    A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.

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    E. B. White

    Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

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    W. C. Fields

    Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.

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    Bill Nye

    Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

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    Agnes Repplier

    Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.

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    Steven Wright

    Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

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    Allen Klein

    Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.

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    Christopher Morley

    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.

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    Langston Hughes

    Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

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    Erma Bombeck

    When humor goes, there goes civilization.

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    Larry Gelbart

    One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.

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    Thomas W. Higginson

    Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

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    Mark Twain

    Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

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    Mel Brooks

    Humor is just another defense against the universe.

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    Jack Benny

    Gags die, humor doesn't.

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    Lin Yutang

    This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.

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    Flip Wilson

    Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun.

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    Leo Rosten

    Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

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    Langston Hughes

    Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.

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    Jacob August Riis

    The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.

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    Max Eastman

    Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

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    Agnes Repplier

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

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    J. B. Priestley

    Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.

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    Jessamyn West

    A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.

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    Guillermo Cabrera Infante

    Puns are a form of humor with words.

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    Clifton Paul Fadiman

    A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.

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    Hugh Sidey

    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.

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    Winston Churchill

    A joke is a very serious thing.

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    Irvin S. Cobb

    Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.

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    Jennifer Jones

    If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.

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    Thomas W. Higginson

    There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.

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    George Herbert

    In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

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    Bill Cosby

    You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

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    Mark Twain

    Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

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    Frank A. Clark

    I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.

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    Edward Albee

    I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.

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    Allen Klein

    Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.

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    Groucho Marx

    Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.

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    Alexander Pope

    Wit is the lowest form of humor.

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    Emo Philips

    My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.

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    Groucho Marx

    Humor is reason gone mad.

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    Bern Williams

    What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.

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