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“From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.”
“Laughing at ourselves is possible when we are able to see humanity as it is - a little lower than the angels and at times only slightly higher than the apes”
“Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.”
“Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.”
“Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.”
“Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes... That's the Irish for you!”
“The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.”
Henry Louis Mencken
“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”
“One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.”
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