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A Quote by Billy Joel on laughter and saints

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. Sinners are much more fun.

Billy Joel

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on effort, experience, influence, laughter, secrets, universe, and vision

William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see what he had written. It was 'A smell of petroleum prevails throughout'.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: A History of Western Philosophy

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on brothers, charm, children, family, friendship, good, holidays, home, laughter, mind, money, pleasure, reflection, rest, sister, temptation, understanding, and worth

When I was a child of seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth; put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money; and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation; and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure. This however was afterwards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to myself, "Don't give too much for the whistle;" and I saved my money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: letter to Madame Brillon, Nov 10, 1779. —The Works of Benjamin Franklin, ed. J Sparks,1836

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on laughter

If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Batman on laughter

I'm only laughing on the outside My smile is only skin deep If you could see inside I'm only crying You might join me for a weep.

Batman

Source: Batman movie

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on discovery, effort, freedom, joy, laughter, motives, music, pain, past, purpose, songs, thought, and ugliness

The music of [his] Fifth Concerto streamed from his keyboard, past the glass of the window, and spread through the air, over the lights of the valley. It was a symphony of triumph. The notes flowed up, they spoke of rising and they were the rising itself, they were the essence and the form of upward motion, they seemed to embody every human act and thought that had ascent as its motive. It was a sunburst of sound, breaking out of hiding and spreading open. It had the freedom of release and the tension of purpose. It swept space clean and left nothing buy the joy of an unobstructed effort. Only a faint echo within the sounds spoke of that from which the music had escaped, but spoke in laughing astonishment at the discovery that there was no ugliness or pain, and there never had had to be. It was the song of an immense deliverance.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 1072)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on age, clothes, humor, jokes, laughter, and sense of humor

And keep a sense of humor. It doesn't mean you have to tell jokes. If you can't think of anything else, when you're my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you'll get a laugh.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on laughter

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Arnold H. Glasow

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Aristophanes on audiences, failure, jokes, and laughter

Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh?

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Frogs, 405 B.C.

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on laughter, sleep, and world

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: Inside Mr. Enderby, 1963.

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