Wit and Humor

"Proverb - a definition ... The wisdom of many and the wit of one."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Humor is just another defense against the universe."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The gods too are fond of a joke."

Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - a sense of humor."

Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't; and a sense of humour to console him for what he is."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"One matter Englishmen don't think in the least funny is their happy consciousness of possessing a deep sense of humour."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl."

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin "My Autobiography"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A sense of humor judges one's actions and the actions of others from a wider reference and a longer view and finds them incongruous. It dampens enthusiasm; it mocks hope; it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation."

Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder "The Eighth Day"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most perfect humour and irony is generally quite unconscious."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Life and Habit"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "The Doctor's Dilemma"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Cynicism is humour in ill health."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)