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40 Quotes Proving Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter is without a doubt, one of the most effective medicines out there to heal your soul. It can lift your spirits up and distract your mind from negative thoughts. On top of that, laughter is also contagious, so when you laugh, that joy is passed on.

As a matter of fact, I dare say that laughter might be the only contagious thing that you actually want to catch. So laugh on, laugh hard, and don’t hold back. Chances are you are helping others let loose and have fun too.

And if you are still skeptical about what laughter can bring to the table, here are some quotes to entertain you. 

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40 Quotes Proving Laughter Is The Best Medicine



1. “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

2. “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” ― George Bernard Shaw

3. “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost

4. “The earth laughs in flowers.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” — William Thackeray

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

7. “A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.” — Carolyn Birmingham

8. “A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable.” — Herbert Procknow

9. “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”— Mark Twain

10. “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron

11. “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.” — W. H. Auden

12. “Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”― Sean O’Casey

13. “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.” ― W. H. Auden

14. “Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.” — Kenny Ausubel

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

16. “It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips.” — Fred Allen

17. “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

18. “Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.” — Elsa Maxwell

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

20. “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

21. “Laughter has no foreign accent.” — Paul Lowney

2. “Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.” — Norman Cousins

23. “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”― Victor Borge

24. “Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.”― Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either” ― Golda Meir

26. “There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

27. “The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself.” ― Friedrich von Schiller, Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua

28. “My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.” ― Mahogany SilverRain, Ebony Encounters: A Trilogy of Erotic Tales

29. “Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” – George Bernard Shaw

30. “Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.” — Danny Kaye

31. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Continue to learn. Play with abandon. Choose with no regret. Laugh! Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.” — Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitter for the moment. Cheerfulness keeps up daylight in the mind, filling it with steady and perpetual serenity. — Samuel Johnson

33. “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.” — Robert Newton Anthony

34. “No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.” — Red Skelton

35. “Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted.” — Sebastien Roch

36. “We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” — Agnes Repplier


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37. “We look before and after, and pine for what is not; our sincerest laughter with some pain is fraught; our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” — Percy Shelley

38. “We women take love too seriously. Men wish to be loved with laughter, not with sighing. So laugh, sweetheart, laugh, or soon you may be weeping.” — Minna Thomas Antrim

39. “What is funny about us is precisely that we take ourselves too seriously.” — Reinhold Neibuhr

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” ― Michael Pritchard

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