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.
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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