Quotations for Daily Use

Laughter, Humor, Silliness

"Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. This quote is from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas"

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can; all of them make me laugh." W.H. Auden, (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an Anglo-American poet,

"Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don't take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails put on a costume and sing a silly song." Sam Walton, founder of WalMart

"Humor is to life . . . what shock absorbers are to an automobile." Unknown, (shared by ODS Zippy, Laurie)

"Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead." Dwight D. Eisenhower, October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961

"Laughter doeth good like a medicine." Proverbs 17:22

"Laughter is an instant vacation." Milton Berle, (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor.

"Live nutty. Just occasionally. Just once in a while. And see what happens. It brightens up the day." Leo Buscaglia, (March 31, 1924 – June 12, 1998) was an American author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California.

"That'd bring tears to a glass eye." Uncle Billy, a character in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

" . . . the hoot of the month." This reference to something funny was a 3rd person statement in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon.

"Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either." Golda Meir, (May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978) was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.

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