114+ 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

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

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

Laughter is the best medicine – unless you’re diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list. — Jasper Carrott

Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy. — Dau Voire

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. — Robert Fulghum

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

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. — Woody Allen

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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you. ― Oscar Wilde

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

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. — Josh Billings

Laughter is an instant vacation. — Milton Berle

Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, let go of what you can’t change. —Anonymous

A day without laughter is a day wasted. — Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity. — Jim Butcher

I know why we laugh. We laugh because it hurts, and it’s the only thing to make it stop hurting. — Robert A. Heinlein

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. — Norman Cousins

A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can’t see clearly. — Emily Mitchell

Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to health. — Aristotle

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive. — Bill Cosby

Laughter feels like our flotation device — it won’t pull us out of the storm, but it might carry us through, if we can just hang on. — Emery Lord

I believe, along with many other people, including medical doctors, that humor and laughter are one of the quickest escape routes out of states of anxiety and stress. — Colin G Smith, Laughter and Humor Therapy for Rapid Stress Relief

Short Laughter Quotes

Laughter has no foreign accent. — Paul Lowney

Smiles are the soul’s kisses. — Minna Thomas Antrim

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

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. — Yakov Smirnoff

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

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

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. — Frederick W. Nietzsche

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. —Charles Dickens

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

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed. — Bennett Cerf

Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy. — Catherine Rippenger Fenwick

I’m not up for laughing, but their laughter makes the room feel safer, so we begin to explore. — John Green

Life is too short to be serious all the time. So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me, I’ll laugh at you. — Anonymous

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy. — Robert Newton Anthony

Laughter does not deny pain. Laughter – like a wail – acknowledges and replies to pain. — Tim O’Brien

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. — Arnold H. Glasow

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

Laughter is a sense of proportion and a power of seeing yourself from the outside. — Zero Mostel

Laughter brings out the child in all of us. — Bill Cosby

Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward. — Carol Channing

The house of laughter makes a house of woe. — Edward Young

Can I offer an hour full of happy, throw in an odd chuckle or two? The time spent is worthwhile if the mirth brings a smile to the friend, I am writing this to. — John McLeod, A Handful of Laughter

Priceless Laughter Quotes

Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile—smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at all—do it for peace. So, let us radiate peace…and extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power. — Mother Teresa

When you do laugh, open your mouth wide enough for the noise to get out without squealing, throw your head back as though you were going to be shaved, hold on to your false hair with both hands and then laugh till your soul gets thoroughly rested. — Josh Billings

Laughter lets me relax. It’s the equivalent of taking a deep breath, letting it out and saying, This, too, will pass — Odette Pollar

Laugh out loud, follow your heart, and enjoy the little things. — Anonymous

Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease. — Norman Cousins

There is little success where there is little laughter. — Andrew Carnegie

I am thankful for laughter. — Woody Allen

When humor goes, there goes civilization. — Erma Bombeck

Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation. — St. Francis de Sales

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. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So, there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl. — Sir James Matthew Barrie

Laughter is by definition healthy. — Doris Lessing

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. — Victor Hugo

You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. — Stephen King

Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka. — Jim Butcher

She had no scars for her happiness except her laughter lines. — Srividya Srinivasan

Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left and laughing feels better right now. — Veronica Roth

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. — Charlie Chaplin

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

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain

Laughter is carbonated holiness. — Anne Lamott

As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb

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

Inspirational Laughter Quotes

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. — Mark Twain

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. — William Thackeray

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

Within tears, find hidden laughter. Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one. — Rumi

As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it. — Lao Tsu

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one. — Henry Ward Beecher

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

Laughter is a powerful weapon for it carries the light. To laugh is to defy the darkness. — Isobelle Carmody

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

ancer 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

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

Seven days without laughter makes one weak. — Mort Walker

The beauty of the world has two edges; one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. — Virginia Woolf

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

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

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations. — Norman Cousins

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, Laughter is Still the Best Medicine

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. — Gordon W. Allport

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. — Khalil Gibran

Smile and Laughter Quotes

Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything. — James Thurber

Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears. — Author Unknown

When you awaken love and laughter in your life, your mind lets go of fear and anxiety, and your happy spirit becomes the healing balm that transforms every aspect of your human experience. — Jesse Dylan

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

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

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. — Bob Newhart

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

A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people. — John Cleese

You need to laugh — Maya Angelou

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

Choose kindness and laugh often. — Anonymous

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

Laughter is magic that dispenses clouds and creates sunshine in the soul. — Richelle E. Goodrich

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

I spent my childhood with rustic, innocent and hard-working people, who taught me that laughter can come easily and in abundance, if one has a childlike heart, full of love and innocence. — Dr Madan Kataria, Laugh for No Reason

Laughter is sweet when enjoyed alone. But it becomes sweeter when you enjoy it together with the people around you. Your success must lead to the success others. — Israelmore Ayivor

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

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. — Shirley MacClain

Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died. — Peter Ustinov

Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss. — Allen Klein

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

Good Laughter Quotes

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

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, SoS-Life Enhancement

Laughter is poison to fear. — George R.R. Martin

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

If you’re too busy to laugh, you are too busy. — Proverb

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

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

On average, an infant laugh nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth and bring to perfection everything on earth. — I Ching

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil. — Reginald Heber

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. — Voltaire

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