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One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Laughter is by definition healthy.
Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.
Blessed is he who makes his companions laugh.
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.
What provokes your risibility, Sir? Have I said anything that you understand? Then I ask pardon of the rest of the company.
Laughter is the most healthful exertion.
Laughter is the best way to make somebody's heart beat.
Laughter is a highly addictive positive contagious: if somebody starts, it's very difficult to stop.
Every new time will give its law.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
There exists a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitching of a mean merrymaker.
Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
The more laws, the more offenders.
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
Laughter does not seem to be a sin, but it leads to sin.
Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance.
In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent relieves we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.
We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.
The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
Laughter -- An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.
Laughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy. In other countries, the business of laughing is left to the viewers. Here, their laughter is put on the screen, integrated into the show. It is the screen that is laughing and having a good time. You are simply left alone with your consternation.
If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
You can fake an orgasm, but you can't fake laughter.
Crying is an emotional cold, and laughter is the emotional cure.