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Humor Quotes

Updated on February 22, 2014

Quotes About Humor

Whether you already have a great sense of humor, or you need a little help with yours, these quotes on humor should give you a few giggles.

Here are some of my favorite great quotes about humor...

Be sure to add your own favorites in the comments section below!

Humor Quotes...

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. ~Aristotle

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

~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

~Bill Nye

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.

~A. Whitney Brown

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

~James Thurber

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.


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

~Horace Walpole

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

~Dick Clark

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.

~Edward De Bono

If there's one thing I know it's God does love a good joke.

~Hugh Elliott

Humor is also a way of saying something serious.

~T. S. Eliot

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.

~James Thurber

Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.

~John Kenneth Galbraith

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

~Charlie Chaplin

Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.

~Lewis Mumford

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny sp

~Mark Twain

More Humor Quotes...

Humor is just another defense against the universe. ~Mel Brooks

Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.

~E. B. White

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

~Peter Ustinov

Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.

~Mary Hirsch

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred.

~Pico Iyer

Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.

~Robert Benchley

Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it.

~Salma Hayek

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.

~Mel Brooks

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.

~Larry Gelbart

Did I miss your favorite quote? - Tell me what it is, and I'll add it to the list!

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    • Winter52 LM profile image

      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      What a great way to start the morning lol!

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      siobhanryan 6 years ago

      I liked mel Brooke's quote. Enjoyed this

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      I particularly liked the Bill Nye quote for both the content of the message and the speaker of the words.

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      Miha Gasper 6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      You have done great job. Sense of humor is maybe the best weapon we can have in life.

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I love quotes and had fun reading your lens!