writing in the sandImagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. —Francis Bacon

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs—jolted by every pebble in the road. —Henry Ward Beecher

There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. —Victor Borge, London Times, January 3, 1984

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

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

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

One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool. —Chinese proverb

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. —Frank A. Clark

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn. —Irvin S. Cobb

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. —Bill Cosby

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. —Bill Cosby

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes. —William Davis

Humor has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, I’m rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations. —Ron Dentinger

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. —Max Eastman

Humor prevents one from becoming a tragic figure even though he/she is involved in tragic events. —E. T. "Cy" Eberhart

Many a true word is spoken in jest. —English proverb

You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at. —Tina Fey

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. —Roman Gary

A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable. —Billy Graham

Let your humour always be good-humour, in the double sense of the phrase: If it comes from a bad humour, it is almost sure to be bad humour. —Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers, 1827

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. —Thomas W. Higginson

Humor is a rubber sword—it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. —Mary Hirsch

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. —Bob Hope

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans; it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment. —Horace

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. —William James

Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility. —Thomas Jefferson

After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor. —Bill Kelly, Mordillo

Humor is reason gone mad. —Groucho Marx

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. —Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: An awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. —Christopher Morley

Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers. —Leo Rosten

A sense of humor . . . is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. —Hugh Sidey

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. —James Thurber

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place. —Mark Twain

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. —Peter Ustinov

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. —Author Unknown