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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

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

Tears and laughter cleanse the heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

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

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

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

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

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

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
- Victor Hugo

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night;
a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both,
more bewitching than either.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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.
- Og Mandino

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time.
Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have
the power to choose either.
- Wayne Dyer

You can't deny laughter; when it comes,
it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
- Stephen King

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that
we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
- Gordon W. Allport

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release
and relief provided by laughter.
- Joseph Barbera

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art,
because it has an instant critic: laughter.
- Chuck Jones

The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
- Publilius Syrus

Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends,
I was content to have chosen music and laughter as
a substitute for a husband.
- Elsa Maxwell

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
- Norman Cousins

Laughter, and the broader category of humor,
are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.
- Allen Klein

Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith.
For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
- Sean Connery

Remember me with smiles and laughter,
for that is how I will remember you all.
If you can only remember me with tears,
then don't remember me at all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face.
- Malcolm De Chazal

Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter.
What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise.
I am a servant of the people.
I have never forgotten that.
- Mary Pickford

I just love listening to the laughter.
- Simon Pegg

The only honest art form is laughter,
comedy.
You can't fake it...
try to fake three laughs in an hour -
ha ha ha ha ha -
they'll take you away,
man.
You can't.
- Lenny Bruce

The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
- Edward Young

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
- Eileen Caddy

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish,
has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish,
cutting the heart asunder.
- Virginia Woolf

Nobody ever died of laughter.
- Max Beerbohm

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.
- Joseph Addison

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations,
give or take a dentist.
- Joseph Heller

I'm really only happy when I'm on stage.
I just feed off the energy of the audience.
That's what I'm all about - people and laughter.
- Larry David

Like all young men I set out to be a genius,
but mercifully laughter intervened.
- Lawrence Durrell

He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.
- Rafael Sabatini

Laughter is much more important than applause.
Applause is almost a duty.
Laughter is a reward.
- Carol Channing


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