89+ Best Laughter Quotes: Popular Selections

It’s fun to share a good laugh, but it also actually improves your overall well-being and enhances your life. Laughter has the power to heal and renew. Along with many benefits, inspirational quotes about laughter will cheer you up and add positive energy your daily life.

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Famous Laughter Quotes

Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution these can lift at a colossal humbug push it a little weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. Mark Twain

Never will I allow myself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful, that I forget how to laugh at myself and my world. Og Mandino

A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.  Madeleine L’Engle

That ability to laugh at myself takes me from being a victim to being a victor. Annie Keys

A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing. Herman Melville

Can I offer an hourful of happy, throw in an odd chuckle or two. The time spent is worth while if the mirth brings a smile to the friend I am writing this to. John McLeod

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. William Thackeray

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

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller

Think about how much better you feel when you hear a funny story. Laughter is good for the digestion, good for the psyche, and helps us cope with the stress we face in our daily lives today. J. Thomas Murphy

A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. Carolyn Birmingham

While humor does come naturally to some but in my family, we don’t make nose jokes, everyone can learn the joy of making other people giggle. What a gift to the world! Mary J. Schirmer

A well balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. Herbert Procknow

Just imagine if we laughed more frequently, if we had the unmitigated courage to touch each other, it would be just the beginning of paradise now. Maya Angelou

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

Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears.

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. Lord Byron

To look upon the earth with glee for all beauty is in me. To grasp the clouds way up high there is more before I die. Byron Pulsifer

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can all of them make me laugh. W. H. Auden

Humor is a great way to lighten any atmosphere, and laughing is a surefire way to brighten your outlook. J Fischer

An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. Tom Nansbury

When life is getting you down, and all you need is a laugh. Find the friend that makes you smile, they may even be your staff. Catherine Pulsifer

And keep a sense of humor. It doesn’t mean you have to tell jokes. If you can’t think of anything else, when you’re my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you’ll get a laugh.  Art Linkletter

A sister will always notice her sister’s first gray hairs with glee. Allison M. Lee

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember that sometimes people laugh when something is actually funny, but often they laugh when they lack the imagination to understand the situation. John Barrett

As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.

Be happy, be glad, look forward with glee may the year for you be as happy as can be. Catherine Pulsifer

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

Tell the funny story on yourself so that the laugh is on you; always laugh with others never at them. Wilferd Peterson

Cancer is probably the unfunniest thing in the world, but I’m a comedian, and even cancer couldn’t stop me from seeing the humor in what I went through. Gilda Radner

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another. Kenny Ausubel

Laughter therapy is not only a therapy to cure; laughter and good humor are, in fact, a way of seeing and living life from happiness and not from anger. Menahem Belilty

Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Affection is one of those traits that we can observe when we go to the park and watch parents with their little children as they cuddle and laugh together. Byron Pulsifer,

Even the gods love jokes. Plato

I believe, along with many other people, including medical doctors, that humour and laughter are one of the quickest escape routes out of states of anxiety and stress. Colin G Smith

Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl. Mevlana Rumi

Laughter can serve as a bond to bring people together or as a weapon to humiliate and ostracize its victims. Robert R Provine

From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. Dr. Seuss

War is a game played with a smiling face, but do you think there is laughter in my heart? Winston Churchill

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. Henry Louis Mencken

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you always have the power to choose either. Marge Powers

Grim care, moroseness, and anxiety all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God’s medicine. Henry Ward Beecher

I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh. Maya Angelou

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise. William Blake

I realized it was a very serious, wonderful thing to be able to make people laugh and or cry, to be able to play on their emotions. Lucille Ball

He who laughs, lasts! Mary Pettibone Poole

At almost any time, you can measure how well you are doing in your relationships by one simple test laughter. How much two people, or a family, laugh together is the surest single measure of how well things are going. Brian Tracy

Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer. Reinhold Niebuhr

A smile is the beginning of laughter, and laughter is the feeling of being happy, which we all need every day! Byron Pulsifer

Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. James Langston Hughes

Laugh trouble away if possible, and one usually can if he be anything of a philosopher, provided that self reproach comes not from his own wrongdoing. Andrew Carnegie

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can. Linda Ellerbee

One way to keep from becoming bitter or broken is to look at the lighter side of situations. Laughter is a powerful reliever of stress, and can be a great healer. Vivian Eisenecher

I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing. Dr. Madan Kataria

Laughter is the fireworks of the soul. Josh Billings

I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable. Viktor Frankl

Each day brings its own colours to be chosen, mixed, pigments of joy, happy moments, smiles and laughter. And which will you choose? For Life is choice. John McLeod

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world. Peter Ustinov

Laugh often friends tho passing years bring, sometimes, smiles and, sometimes, tears, for mirth forever warms and cheers. Laugh often! John McLeod

I will follow the upward road today; I will keep my face to the light. I will think high thoughts as I go my way; I will do what I know is right. I will look for the flowers by the side of the road; I will laugh and love and be strong. I will try to lighten another’s load this day as I fare along. Mary S. Edgar

There have been studies that have shown that laughing with a group of people causes the group to become closer. Matthew Moore

If you are happy and people around you are not happy, they will not allow you to stay happy. Therefore much of our happiness depends upon our ability to spread happiness around us. Dr. Madan Kataria

Laughing and smiling releases happy hormones like endorphins, helping you balance the chaotic and negative emotions you get. Daniel Brush

quote about laughterIf you become silent after your laughter, one day you will hear God also laughing, you will hear the whole existence laughing trees and stones and stars with you. Osho

One of the easiest ways to reduce your stress and unwind after a difficult day, or even on a day to day basis, is to do something that makes you laugh. Rebecca Turner

If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old. Edgar Watson Howe

Family Game Night Pull out your favorite board games and start letting the laughter and fun pour in! Ricky Gomez

If you have no tragedy, you have no comedy. Crying and laughing are the same emotion. If you laugh too hard, you cry. And vice versa. Sid Caesar

There’s so much living to be squeeze into the cracks of one little day. You can make someone laugh, smile, hope, sing, think. Regina Brett

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know the man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, or seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you’ll get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature. Feodor Dostoyevsky

A smile makes you happy, it makes others happy and it helps with stress. And best of all, it often turns to laughter. Norah Deay

If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself. Benjamin Franklin

Laughing, even when a situation is not particularly funny, is a great way to improve your outlook on a situation. Laughing will also improve your mood and possibly the mood of those around you. Jason Scotts

It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips. Fred Allen

A leader that displays enthusiasm creates a trickle down effect and is evidenced by improved performance from followers. Like laughter, it can be contagious. Lanze Thompson

It’s one thing to say, I don’t fear death, but to laugh out loud somehow drives the idea home. It embodies our theology. Rev. Laura Gentry

Laughter is your response to what you find humorous, and often it mirrors who you are. Sandra V. Abell

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. Elsa Maxwell

I am grateful for my children, their laughter, and their playfulness. Rosemary Peck

Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being. Stella Blake

Take note of people who smile and laugh and often, they’re attractive. People are drawn towards them. When you are filled with laughter you are filled with God’s Spirit. Michael Crenshaw

Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy. John Cleese

Children mostly love to bake and eat cakes too. Spend fun times teaching them how to mix and bake. Get flour sprayed all over, dough slinging matches and a whole lot of fun and laughter for free. Manidipa Bhattacharyya

Laughter has no foreign accent.  Paul Lowney

This may sound ridiculous, but yes, there are many who found laughter yoga therapy very effective. K.M. Kassi