Laughter is an audible expression or appearance of happiness, an inward feeling of joy or humor (laughing on the inside). It may ensue (as a physiological reaction) from jokes, tickling, and other stimuli. It is in most cases a very pleasant sensation. Here is a collection of some of the most popular quotes about laughter.

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
-James M. Barrie

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

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
-Victor Borge

You don’t stop laughing because grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
-Michael Pritchard

Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs?
-USA Today

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
-EE Cummings

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

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
-Anonymous

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
-William Makepeace Thackeray

He who laughs, lasts.
-Mary Pettibone Poole

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
-Bob Hope

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
-Charles Schultz

Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
-Joel Goodman

The two best physicians of them all – Dr Laughter and Dr Sleep.
-Gregory Dean Jr

In case you ever run out of gift ideas, here’s a little tip: give me your laugh. Whether it’s mischievous, tender, loud, or quiet, simply give me a laugh from your heart. Your laughter brings me never-ending joy.
-Helmut Walch

If it’s sanity you are after there is no recipe like laughter.
-Henry Elliot

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.
-Erma Bombeck

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

Laughter is a highly addictive, positive, contagious: if somebody starts, it’s very difficult to stop.
-Robert Holden

The head thinks, the hands labor, but it’s the heart that laughs.
-Liz Curtis Higgs

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

Laughter is the best medicine!
-Unknown

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
-William A. Ward

You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature.
-William Rotsler

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

Laughter is an instant vacation!
-Milton Berle

Laughter is part of the human survival kit.
-David Nathan

Laughter is the best way to make somebody’s heart beat.
-Robert Holden

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