Humorous Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old humorous quotes, humorous sayings, and humorous proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There's a humorous side to every situation. The challenge is to find it.     

George Carlin

A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.     

Percy Ross

The humorous look of children is perhaps the most endearing of all the bonds that hold the Cosmos together.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten.     

Constance Rourke

There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.     

Mark Twain

As long as you can savor the humorous aspect of misery and misfortune, you can overcome anything.     

John Candy

The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.     

Brooks Atkinson

The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it.     

Mark Twain

Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you.     

Herbert Beerbohm Tree

The profoundly humorous writers are humorous because they are responsive to the hopeless, uncouth, concatenations of life.     

V. S. Pritchett

I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.     

Jerome K. Jerome

You live but once; you might as well be amusing.     

Coco Chanel

There are amusing people who do not interest, and interesting people who do not amuse.     

Benjamin Disraeli