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A Quote by Elsa Maxwell on laughter

Laugh at yourself first, before anybody else can.

Elsa Maxwell (1883 - 1963)

Source: quoting death bed advice of her father.

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A Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox on borrowing, earth, laughter, trouble, and world

Laugh and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.

Ella Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Source: Solitude, st. 1.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on laughter, tears, time, and world

There Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb The crowns o' the world; oh, eyes sublime With tears and laughter for all time!

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: A Vision of Poets.

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on achievement, laughter, love, and success

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

Source: quoting Stevenson

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on laughter, life, love, rest, wisdom, and work

The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is in love, laughter, and work.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on daughters, day, god, laughter, learning, love, past, religion, sons, teachers, teaching, and water

Whenever It Rains Fräulein Dr. Sauter, our religion teacher, wore hand-knit underwear. Couldn't buy any--she was as big as Noah's Ark. Whenever it rains, I think of her. She loved that story. Wanted to sail away, 'cupped in God's hands.' She'd clasp hers, rocking them back and forth like a boat in steep waves. We dropped our pencil boxes to peek up her skirt, past wide-spread knees, to view thighs encased in 'knit-one, purl-one'. We'd learned to knit socks that year. It took four needles. She must have needed eight, no, sixteen. While teaching, she sat on two chairs, one for each haunch. One day, a chair broke. Dr. Sauter hit the floor like a hippopotamus heading for water. No way could she get up. With side-gripping laughter, we had to fetch the Herr Direktor to help us hoist her to her feet. We pictured old Noah with all his sons and daughters pushing, pulling some big mammoth aboard the ark. The next day she told us why she loved that story. Noah, she said, ignored the laughter.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Elaine Christensen on birds, body, dance, god, and laughter

Inside me there is a dancer. Inside this middle-aged body of a housewife there is a dancer. Don't laugh. I have danced with sunflowers in sandy September fields with fruit trees each spring, blossoms in my hair at the lake's edge in winter where tall grass and thin reeds wobble on pointed toes in the wind and in summer with the sea where anyone can find the dancer inside. Don't laugh. Barefoot, arms outstretched, palms raised to the sky, to the birds, to the clouds, to God, who choreographed it all, I danced. I knew every step and the waves stood up and bowed.

Elaine Christensen (1948 -)

Source: I have learned five things, 1995 winner, Nat’l Fed’n StatePoetry Societies’ manuscript comp

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A Quote by Edward King on colors, dance, gold, influence, laughter, and students

One of his students wrote afterwards of King's influence as follows: It was light he carried with him-light that shone through him-light that flowed from him. The room was lit into which he entered. It was as if we had fallen under a streak of sunlight, that flickered, and danced, and laughed, and turned all to color and gold. . . .

Edward King (1829 - 1910)

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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on day, friendship, gloom, grief, habits, health, laughter, learning, life, men, sharing, tenderness, and work

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way; Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day; Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do, For round about you there are men less fortunate than you. Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom, The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom; Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet, The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet. Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are, How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar! And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad; Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

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A Quote by Edgar Watson "Ed" Howe on laughter, learning, and trouble

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.

Ed Howe (1853 - 1937)

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