Laugh Sayings and Quotes

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

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.     

Michael Pritchard

She let out a laugh, and then she put her hand over her mouth, like she was angry at herself for forgetting her sadness.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

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

William Rotsler

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.     

Thomas Mann

I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.     

Billy Joel

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.     

Orison Swett Marden

It's important to learn to laugh at ourselves, don't take life too seriously.     

Geri Halliwell

A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.     

Herman Melville

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.     

Anthony Burgess

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.     

Bob Newhart

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other.     

Alan Alda

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.     

Charles Dickens

A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it just destroys any kind of system of dividing people.     

John Cleese

People expect me to cry, but I always laugh when things go wrong.     

Christina Aguilera

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.     

Victor Hugo

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.     

Lord Byron

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.     

Stephen King

My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.     

Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is carbonated holiness.     

Anne Lammott

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.     

Oscar Wilde

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.     

Woody Allen

If you don't learn to laugh at life it'll surely kill you, that I know.     


Through all of living have much joy and laughter, life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.     

Criss Jami

Laughing cheerfulness throws the light of day on all the paths of life.     

Jean Paul

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

Jean de la Fontaine

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.     

Pierre Beaumarchais

A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.     

Madeleine L'Engle

Seven days without laughter makes one weak.     

Mort Walker