Quotes of the Day for 27 June 2004 – Humor
It's been a bit of a rough month, with my move and the inevitable effort to catch up afterwards, so when I saw a reader's request for quotes on Humor I was definitely ready for it.
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
- Aristotle, 384 - 322 BC
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- Clive James
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- Elwyn Brooks White, 1899 - 1985
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, 1561 - 1626
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs; jolted by every pebble in the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 - 1887
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
- Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935
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