There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is
unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out,
and hold him to it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It
is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It
attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to
serenity and contentment.
1868-1953, American Author
A person who knows how to laugh at himself
will never ceased to be amused.
1934-, American Actress
Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way
of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in
1920-, British Humorist, Writer
Comedy is a tragedy plus time.
American Television Comedian
True humor springs not more from the head
than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in
laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author
People of humor are always in some degree
people of genius.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1772-1834, British Poet, Critic, Philosopher
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