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Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

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.
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs-jolted by every pebble in the road.
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
WARNING: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
The secret to humor is surprise.
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
Words like freedom, justice, democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life!
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy -- to heal, as it is termed.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies.
It is the duty of a doctor to prolong life and it is not his duty to prolong the act of dying.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Cure the disease and kill the patient.

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