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.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
You don’t stop laughing because grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
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?
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
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.
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.
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
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.
If it’s sanity you are after there is no recipe like laughter.
If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.
You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.
Laughter is a highly addictive, positive, contagious: if somebody starts, it’s very difficult to stop.
The head thinks, the hands labor, but it’s the heart that laughs.
-Liz Curtis Higgs
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Laughter is the best medicine!
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.
The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Laughter is an instant vacation!
Laughter is part of the human survival kit.
Laughter is the best way to make somebody’s heart beat.