70 Laughter Quotes and Sayings to Make You Happy

There’s an old adage that says laughter is the best medicine.

Laughter is very effective in treating various aspects of our lives, including physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Laughter has the ability to break down barriers and bridge gaps between people.

It serves as a global language that bridges cultural and personal divides, cultivating a feeling of common humanity.

70 Laughter Quotes and Sayings to Make You Happy

It gives the soul a pleasant massage, enabling us to temporarily escape the grip of our troubles and struggles.

Laughter serves as a fundamental social glue that holds us all together.

It instills a sense of humor in our life, turning the routine into the fantastic and the ordinary into the remarkable.

It has the power to instantaneously change our mood, making life more joyful and vibrant.

That is why comedies can be so therapeutic; they elicit smiles, elicit laughing and instill a general feeling of well-being.

Laughter, in essence, gives us pleasure and optimism, creating a positive mindset that functions as a powerful mood booster.

It’s not simply a fleeting feeling but a powerful force that can make your life richer, more joyful and healthier.

Best Laughter Quotes

Laughter is carbonated holiness. ~ Anne Lamott.


I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry. ~ Beaumarchais.

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. ~ William Thackeray.

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


Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks. ~ Henri Bergson.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. ~ Margaret Mead

I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing. ~ Herman Melville.


I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you. ~ Robin Williams.

The cause of laughter is simply the sudden perception of the incongruity between a concept and the real project. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer.

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Famous Laughter Quotes


I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. ~ Ellen DeGeneres.

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien.


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

A smile is the universal welcome. ~ Max Eastman.

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. ~ Elsa Maxwell.

Laughter has no foreign accent. ~ Paul Lowney.


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

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 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.

Give up being right. Instead radiate peace, harmony, love, and laughter from your heart. ~ Deepak Chopra.


A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~ Charlie Chaplin.

What brings understanding is love. When your heart is full, then you will listen to the teacher, to the beggar, to the laughter of children, to the rainbow, and to the sorrow of man. Under every stone and leaf, that which is eternal exists. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti.

When the material, psychological and spiritual dimensions are brought into balance, life becomes whole, and this union brings feelings of comfort and security. ~ Deepak Chopra.

Lovely Laughter Quotes

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. ~ Thomas Sowell.


As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. ~ A Jewish Proverb.

Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug. Laughter is a universal medicine. ~ Bertrand Russell.

The first half of life is learning to be an adult-the second half is learning to be a child. ~ Pablo Picasso.

I am Peter Pan. He represents youth, childhood, never growing up, magic, flying. ~ Michael Jackson.


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

By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. ~ Richard Dawkins.

If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is. ~ Charles Bukowski

If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


Laughter opens the lungs, and opening the lungs ventilates the spirit. ~ Unknown.

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.

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. ~ Walt Whitman.

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.

Inspiring Laughter Quotes

Ever since I was a little boy, I dreamed I would do something important in aviation. ~ Neil Armstrong


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

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

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing. ~ Frida Kahlo.

A happy life consists in tranquility of mind. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.


You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? ~ Steven Wright.

Inspirational Laughter Quotes

A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can’t see clearly. ~ Emily Mitchell.

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

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

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking everyday. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.


He who laughs, lasts! ~ Mary Pettibone Poole.

I hope and hoping feeds my pain I weep and weeping feeds my failing heart I laugh but the laughter does not pass within I burn but the burning makes no mark outside. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli.

Top Laughter Quotes

What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears? ~ Soren Kierkegaard.

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? ~ Jane Austen.


Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life. ~ Yogi Berra.

Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter. ~ Alan Watts.

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


Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation. ~ St. Francis de Sales.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge.

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

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

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. ~ Isaac Asimov.

I live a very joyful life, with a lot of laughter and good times. ~ Kimberly Elise.


Laughter is the language of the soul. ~ Pablo Neruda.

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. ~ Fred Allen.

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. ~ William Shakespeare.

Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being. ~ Stella & Blake.

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.

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


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

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.

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

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ~ Bill Watterson.

So these were the 70 quotes about Laughter.

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