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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on anger, humor, laughter, people, and tolerance

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on laughter, love, and present

What is love? 'tis not hereafter; Present mirth hath present laughter.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene iii

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on beginning, food, fortune, good, heaven, laughter, nobility, time, and world

JAQUES: A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool; a miserable world! As I do live by food, I met a fool Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun, And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good terms, In good set terms and yet a motley fool. 'Good morrow, fool,' quoth I. 'No, sir,' quoth he, 'Call me not fool till heaven hath sent me fortune:' And then he drew a dial from his poke, And, looking on it with lack-lustre eye, Says very wisely, 'It is ten o'clock: Thus we may see,' quoth he, 'how the world wags: 'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.' When I did hear The motley fool thus moral on the time, My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, That fools should be so deep-contemplative, And I did laugh sans intermission An hour by his dial. O noble fool! A worthy fool! Motley's the only wear.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on laughter

The horn, the horn, the lusty horn Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 4, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Rotsler on force, good, laughter, and nature

You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature.

William Rotsler

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A Quote by William M. Peck on acceptance, joy, laughter, life, people, sorrow, tears, time, tolerance, and truth

The acceptance of the truth that joy and sorrow, laughter and tears are not confined to any particular time, place or people, but are universally distributed, should make us more tolerant of and more interested in the lives of others.

William M. Peck

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A Quote by William Ellery Channing on happiness, hope, and laughter

I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me- If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.

William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

Source: A Poet’s Hope

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on laughter and remorse

When such as I cast out remorse So great a sweetness flows into the breast We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything, Everything we look upon is blest.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. A Dialogue of Self and Soul

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A Quote by William Blake on children, laughter, and songs

Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a Lamb." So I piped with merry cheer; "Piper, pipe that song again." So I piped; he wept to hear.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Innocence, 1789-90

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A Quote by William Blake on laughter, liberty, love, and sports

He loves to sit and hear me sing, Then, laughing, sports and plays with me; Then stretches out my golden wing, And mocks my loss of liberty.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poetical Sketches , I783. Song (How Sweet I Roamed), st. 4

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