Humor Quotes - Page 2

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist.
– George Burns

Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life’s absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.
– Lewis Mumford

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
– Dick Clark

The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
– James Thurber

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
– Sid Caesar

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
– Will Rogers

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.
– G. K. Chesterton

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because there were giants standing on my shoulders.
– Harold Abelson

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
– E. B. White

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
– Agnes Repplier

I have always noticed that people will never laugh at anything that is not based on truth.
– Will Rogers

Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage.
– Erma Bombeck

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
– Agnes Repplier

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.
– Clifton Paul Fadiman

Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.
– Bill Nye

The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour.
– Kathryn L. Nelson

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
– Thomas W. Higginson

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
– Horace Walpole

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.
– George Bernard Shaw