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Sense Humor Quotes

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A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

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A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

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

 

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
- Ralph Fiennes

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
- Mignon McLaughlin

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

Imagination 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

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
- Jacob August Riis

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

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

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

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

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

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life,
choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke -
and that the joke is oneself.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement,
it's rather frightening and threatening to have others
ascribe such importance to something you know you're
just renting for a while.
- Candice Bergen

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man's
spirit than when we win his heart.
- Eric Hoffer

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

I love children and I get along with them great.
It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent,
there has to be something inside you that says,
'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency.
- George Clooney

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

The world we see that seems so insane is the result
of a belief system that is not working.
To perceive the world differently, we must be willing
to change our belief system,
let the past slip away, expand our sense of now,
and dissolve the fear in our minds.
- William James

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there
is no longer the need to have a sense of control,
that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them,
to your great delight and benefit.
- Emmanuel Teney

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

I've always supported myself.
I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially,
but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
- Barbara Feldon

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message,
an advent of sense.
- Thomas Harrison


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