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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on laughter, maturity, and mistakes

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by Wilfred Owen on boldness, bravery, day, death, dreams, home, improvement, justice, laughter, murder, stupidity, war, and wives

The Dead-Beat He dropped, - more sullenly than wearily, Lay stupid like a cod, heavy like meat, And none of us could kick him to his feet; -Just blinked at my revolver, blearily; -Didn't appear to know a war was on, Or see the blasted trench at which he stared. 'I'll do 'em in,' he whined, 'if this hand's spared, I'll murder them, I will.' A low voice said, 'It's Blighty, p'raps, he sees; his pluck's all gone, Dreaming of all the valiant, that aren't dead: Bold uncles, smiling ministerially; Maybe his brave young wife, getting her fun In some new home, improved materially. It's not these stiffs have crazed him; nor the Hun.' We sent him down at last, out of the way. Unwounded; - stout lad, too, before that strafe. Malingering? Stretcher-bearers winked, 'Not half!' Next day I heard the Doc.'s well-whiskied laugh: 'That scum you sent last night soon died. Hooray!'

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Source: The Dead-Beat

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A Quote by Wilfred Owen on death, heaven, laughter, life, murder, myth, and soldiers

The Young Soldier It is not death Without hereafter To one in dearth Of life and its laughter, Nor the sweet murder Dealt slow and even Unto the martyr Smiling at heaven: It is the smile Faint as a (waning) myth, Faint, and exceeding small On a boy's murdered mouth.

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Source: The Young Soldier

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A Quote by Wilfred Owen on art, awareness, beauty, birds, body, children, death, fatherhood, gold, happiness, heart, hope, laughter, learning, meaning, men, words, world, and youth

Sonnet: To a Child Sweet is your antique body, not yet young; Beauty withheld from youth that looks for youth; Fair only for your father. Dear among Masters in art. To all men else uncouth; Save me, who know your smile comes very old, Learnt of the happy dead that laughed with gods; For earlier suns than ours have lent you gold; Sly fauns and trees have given you jigs and nods. But soon your heart, hot-beating like a bird's, Shall slow down. Youth shall lop your hair; And you must learn wry meanings in our words. Your smile shall dull, because too keen aware; And when for hopes your hand shall be uncurled, Your eyes shall close, being open to the world.

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Source: Sonnet: To a Child

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on admiration, laughter, and love

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Source: The Dyer’s Hand, 1962. from Mark and Barbara Hall Collection

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A Quote by Wanda Loveridge on bitterness, children, decisions, devil, giving, heaven, knowledge, laughter, learning, men, and quiet

PREDICTION If I chose Not to bear this child That in me grows, Giving in To the well-respected And learned Philosophies of men, There would be No crash of thunder At my decision; No lightning burst Or loud, condemning voice From heaven, Only bitter knowledge Forever after And the quiet, pleased sound Of Satan's laughter.

Wanda Loveridge

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A Quote by W. C. Fields on comedy and laughter

The first thing any comedian does on getting an unscheduled laugh is to verify the state of his .

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

Source: W. C. Fields, Rowdy King of Comedy, by Robert L. Taylor.

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on audiences, comedy, god, and laughter

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on anguish, beauty, heart, laughter, and world

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room of One's Own, 1929

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A Quote by Victor Borge on laughter and people

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Victor Borge (1909 - 2000)

Source: King Features

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