Laughter – A Gift We Can Give Ourselves And Others

“Through humour, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” – Bill Cosby

“A sense of humour is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Comedy is acting out optimism.” – Robin Williams

“Humour is just another defense against the universe.” – Mel Brooks

“I’m struck by how 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

“That’s part of our policy, is not to be taken seriously, because I think our opposition, whoever they may be, in all their manifest forms, don’t know how to handle humour.” – John Lennon

“The secret to humour is surprise.” – Aristotle

“Humour is reason gone mad.” – Groucho Marx