Laughter Quotes

“Laughter is the best medicine” is an age-old adage. Let inspiring quotes about laughter brighten your day and add a bit of sunshine into your life. It brings joy, good vibes and positivity. From the ancient philosophers to our modern-day comedians, anyone who has experienced the power of a good chuckle knows the benefits and the positive effects that laughter can bring. Insightful laughter quotes help you recognize the power of laughter in your own life. So, take a break, kick back, and read the wisest and most uplifting laughter quotes of all time.

Best Laughter Quotes

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

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

Our revenge will be the laughter of our children. Bobby Sands

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

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

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

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

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. William Thackeray

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. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

famous laughter quotes

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

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. Hilaire Belloc

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

May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise. Rumi

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

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit. Bill Hicks

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

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. Oscar Wilde

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

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. Francoise Sagan

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

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. P. T. Barnum

inspirational laughter quotes

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

A sense of humor is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. Hugh Sidey

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

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. Karl Barth

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

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

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 springs from the lawless part of our nature. Agnes Repplier

Earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

All you need in the world is love and laughter. That’s all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other. August Wilson

Even the gods love jokes. Plato

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

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 is God’s blessing. Joseph Prince

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

laughter quotes

Laughter is an important part of a good relationship. It’s an immense achievement when you can move from your thinking that your partner is merely an idiot to thinking that they are that wonderfully complex thing called a loveable idiot. And often that means having a little bit of a sense of humour about their flaws. Alain de Botton

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

I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can’t say it wasn’t interesting. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip. Roger Ebert

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

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

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

The fine line between roaring with laughter and crying because it’s a disaster is a very, very fine line. You see a chap slip on a banana skin in the street and you roar with laughter when he falls slap on his backside. If in doing so you suddenly see he’s broken a leg, you very quickly stop laughing and it’s not a joke anymore. Roald Dahl

He who laughs, lasts! Mary Pettibone Poole

We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Ellen DeGeneres

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

Keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t forget to have fun doin it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. Molly Ivins

best laughter quotes

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

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

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

I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you’re emotions going. Jim Valvano

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

Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God. Sean Connery

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

I like playing with that space between laughter and discomfort where your discomfort can also make you laugh, and you’re confused about the mixed feelings. That’s challenging, and I think that’s what makes for some of the best art. Hari Kondabolu

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

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

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

The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it try to fake three laughs in an hour ha ha ha ha ha they’ll take you away, man. You can’t. Lenny Bruce

If Laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely dissolve your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them. Dr. Madan Kataria

deep laughter quotes

A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin

If 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

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. Victor Borge

Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle

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

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Erma Bombeck

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 heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing. Kevin Hart

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

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. Kurt Vonnegut

Laughter has no foreign accent. Paul Lowney

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

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

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. Joan Lunden

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

If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing. Robin Williams

Laughter is God’s hand on the shoulder of a troubled world. Bettenell Huntznicker

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

Laughter is the loaded latency given us by nature as part of our native equipment to break up the stalemates of our lives and urge us on to deeper and more complex forms of knowing. Jean Houston

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either. Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. Virginia Woolf

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 peaceand extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power. Mother Teresa

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it. Groucho Marx

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw

The highest state is laughter. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitter for the moment. Cheerfulness keeps up daylight in the mind, filling it with steady and perpetual serenity. Samuel Johnson

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. Eileen Caddy

No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds. Red Skelton

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly. Thomas Hobbes

Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted. Sebastien Roch

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry. Cat Stevens

On average, an infant laughs 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

Seven days without laughter makes one weak. Mort Walker

Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast. William Shakespeare

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key. Yakov Smirnoff

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

Jazz, to me, is one of the inherent expressions of Negro life in America the eternal tom tom beating in the Negro soul the tom tom of revolt against weariness in a white world, a world of subway trains, and work, work, work; the tom tom of joy and laughter, and pain swallowed in a smile. Langston Hughes

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

The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow. Socrates

I think it’s important to make art for a myriad of reasons. The least of which is that I think laughter is medicinal, and I think there is an escapism aspect an act of self care. Natasha Rothwell

The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Laughter is America’s most important export. Walt Disney

The old man laughed loud and joyously, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, and ended by saying that such a laugh was money in a man’s pocket, because it cut down the doctor’s bills like everything. Tom Sawyer

The person who has a sense of humor is not just more relaxed in the face of a potentially stressful situation, but is more flexible in his approach. John Morreall

The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation. Anne Rice

Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing. Kevin Hart

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. The wellspring of laughter is not happiness, but pain, stress, and suffering. James Thurber

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank

Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to health. Aristotle

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

I try to find a reason to laugh each day. Somehow, if you can incorporate laughter into your day, every day, it really helps. It’s the little things in life that make me happy. Faith Hill

We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh. William James

We women take love too seriously. Men wish to be loved with laughter, not with sighing. So laugh, sweetheart, laugh, or soon you may be weeping. Minna Thomas Antrim

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

When we can begin to take our failures non seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves. Katherine Mansfield

Laughter is important, not only because it makes us happy, it also has actual health benefits. And that’s because laughter completely engages the body and releases the mind. It connects us to others, and that in itself has a healing effect. Marlo Thomas

When you laugh, aside from the endorphin rush, there’s also a spiritual opening. You’re not so tight inside yourself. That opening I’ve found to be a real gift, in people being able to absorb spirituality. Rabbi Sydney Mintz

Laughter is the key to youth. Karen Madewell