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Quotes of the Day for 12 December 2001 – Laughter

Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, was first used as a dental anesthetic on behalf of Dr Horace Wells of Hartford, Connecticut on this day in 1844. Dr Wells was a brave experimenter - he actually took the gas himself and had another dentist extract one of Wells' molars. I'll take it as an excuse to make laughter today's theme.

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The quotes:

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
     - William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.
     - Jonathan Carroll

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.
     - Anthony Burgess

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

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
     - Irish proverb


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