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Humor brings insight and tolerance.
by Agnes Repplier

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

Related topics: Humor

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

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

 

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
- Agnes Repplier

The tourist may complain of other tourists,
but he would be lost without them.
- Agnes Repplier

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants,
from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

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The clear-sighted do not rule the world,
but they sustain and console it.
- Agnes Repplier

It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us.
It is the elation that comes of swift contact with
tingling currents of thought.
- Agnes Repplier

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,
and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
- Agnes Repplier

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives;
it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
- Agnes Repplier

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are
very much in the way of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult
at times because they had nobody to talk about.
- Agnes Repplier

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
- Agnes Repplier

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
- Agnes Repplier

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle,
and not infrequently do much hurt.
- Agnes Repplier

It has been wisely said that we cannot really love
anybody at whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
- Agnes Repplier

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind,
as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
- Agnes Repplier

The diseases of the present have little in common with
the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
- Agnes Repplier

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between
its ideals and its realities,
between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
- Agnes Repplier

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

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

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

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.
- Jessamyn West

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
- James Thurber

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

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

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

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

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck

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.
- James Thurber

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

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 merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
- Leo Rosten

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
- Max Eastman

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

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
- Edward de Bono

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

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

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.
- Victor Borge

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

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

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

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

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.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Puns are a form of humor with words.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Gags die, humor doesn't.
- Jack Benny

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

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

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

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


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