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"Joy is an
Inside Job"

Don Blanding

Laughter Quotes

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter
from the human face.

Victor Hugo

Previous Laughter Quotes

"When you have a heartfelt belly laugh, all parts of your being - the physiological, the pyschological, the spiritual - they all vibrate in one single tune. They all vibrate in harmony!"


"Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can."

Elsa Maxwell

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine."

Lord Byron

"I think the next best thing to solving a
problem is finding some humor in it.

Frank Clark


"Shared laughter creates a bond of friendship."

W. Lee Grant

"Part of the dearth of laughter today is the adult fear
of playing the fool."

Dorinne Tourecamo, Family Circle, 5/27/86

"Laughter can really dissolve the distance between two or more people because our hearts all speak the same tongue, which is love: Irrespective of the language or the culture, a sincere laugh is unmistakably understood.

Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”

Milton Berle

“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.”

Lao Tsu

“A person who belly-laughs doesn’t bellyache.”

Susan Thurman

"Laughter is a melody, a concert from the heart, a tickling by the angels, creative living art..."

Serene West

"Laughter adds the surprises that make life interesting."

Author Unknown

"It is worthier of man to rise in laughter above life than to bewail it.  He is more worthy of the human race who laughs at it than he who sheds tears over it."

Seneco, Roman Philosopher and Lawyer

"The greatest prayer you could ever pray, would be to laugh every day. For when you do, it elevates the vibratory frequency within your being such that you would heal your entire body.


"One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter."

Joseph Addison, 1672-1719, British Poet and Statesman

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house"


"Laughter is about relationships, it's not about jokes. It's a form of communication."

Robert R. Provine, Professor of Psychology

"Laughter can be more satisfying than honor; more precious than money; more heart-cleansing than prayer."

                                                                                     Harriet Rochlin

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures."

                                                                                       Irish proverb

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."

Yiddish proverb

"Three to five minutes of intense laughter can double the heart rate-the aerobic equivalent of three strenuous minutes on a rowing machine."

Dr. W. Fry, Jr

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."

                                                                                     Jean Houston

"The number one reason for choosing a mate is the ability to
laugh together."

                                                                          Parade Magazine poll, 1985

"Laughter is like the human body wagging it's tail."

Anne Wilson Schaef

"We don't laugh because we're happy - 
we're happy because we laugh."

                                                                   William James, psychologist

"I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart,
shows at the same time the pearls and the soul"

                                                        Victor Hugo

"If we can learn to laugh unconditionally, our happiness too will become unconditional."

                                                                         Dr. Madan Kataria

"Laughter really is good medicine. It reduces stress, relieves pain, lowers blood pressure and boosts the immune system. It puts people at ease and can lower the tension level in your relationships.  Frequent laughter may even reduce your risk for heart disease."

Craig Hassed, MBBS. senior lecturer, department of general practice,
                    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

"The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that's laughter. The moment it arises, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place."

Mark Twain

"Think Globally, Laugh Locally"
Steve Wilson, Psychologist and Cheerman of the Board

"Humor is the prelude to faith, and laughter
is the beginning of prayer."

                                                       Reinhold Niebuhr

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