Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
The British have turned their sense of humour into a national virtue. It is odd, because through much of history, humour has been considered cheap, and laughter something for the lower orders. But British aristocrats didn’t care a damn about what people thought of them, so they made humour acceptable.
Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling.
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof.
We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
You can compel fear. You can even make someone feel they’re in love if they’re isolated and dependent for long enough. But laughter is free.