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A Quote by Agnes Repplier on laughter and love

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier (1855 - 1950)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on laughter

Myriad laughter of the ocean waves.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: Prometheus Bound, 89

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on laughter

I laugh because I must not cry.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on day, death, and laughter

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, good, and laughter

I have always believed that a good laugh was good for both the mental and physical digestion.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on defeat, democracy, elections, laughter, newspapers, presidency, and speech

He said that he felt "like the boy that stumped his toe,-'it hurt too bad to laugh, and he was too big to cry.'" Attributed to Abraham Lincoln by John T. Morse, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, p. 149 (1893), referring to Lincoln's defeat by Senator Stephen Douglas in the 1858 senatorial campaign in Illinois. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 22, 1862, p. 131, attributed this reply to President Lincoln, when asked how he felt about the result of the New York election (where the Democratic candidate won the governorship]: "Somewhat like that boy in Kentucky, who stubbed his toe while running to see his sweetheart. The boy said he was too big to cry, and far too badly hurt to laugh." Adlai Stevenson told this story in his nationally-televised concession speech after the 1952 presidential election: "Someone asked me, as I came in, down on the street, how I felt, and I was reminded of a story that a fellow-townsman of ours used to tell-Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh."-The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson, ed. Walter Johnson, vol. 4, p. 188 (1974). The speech was delivered at the Leland Hotel Springfield, Illinois, in the early hours of November 5, 1952.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by A. Whitney Brown on failure, grace, humor, and laughter

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.

A. Whitney Brown

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