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Mirth Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Mirth

Please enjoy these Mirth Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Mirth is the sweet wine of human life.
It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth,
which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart,
and a sting in her tail.
- Francis Quarles

Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits,
are like hot water to a frozen limb.
- Benjamin Rush

 

It is not time for mirth and laughter,
the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
- George Ade

I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed
to look upon one another next morning.
- Izaak Walton

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome.
Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
- William Blake

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Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth,
it is art.
The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
- Bishop Robert South

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished
from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
- Joseph Addison

Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional,
they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic,
they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
- William Dunbar

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
- Agnes Repplier

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds,
and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a
kind of daylight in the mind,
and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison

The appreciative smile, the chuckle,
the soundless mirth,
so important to the success of comedy,
cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience
and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter
that the audience takes home with it.
- James Thurber

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him.
We are content with less than absolute truth.
- Charles Lamb

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell.
He has borrowed his authority from death.
- Walter Benjamin

Madame, all stories, if continued far enough,
end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
- Ernest Hemingway

Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing -
actually more real,
no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than
we did Renaissance Festivals.
- Penn Jillette

A good writer is basically a story teller,
not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with,
one of the reasons that we're in magic,
is the difference between fantasy and reality.
- Penn Jillette

Trust the tale, not the teller.
- David Knopfler

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets.
If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
- Edward Teller

It wasn't success, because Teller and I,
by the time Asparagus Valley got together -
within a year,
we had achieved all our goals.
I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted.
Which is many people's goal.
- Penn Jillette

Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb,
there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian.
I have no regrets.
- Edward Teller

My experience has been in a short 77 years that in
the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight,
you usually win.
- Edward Teller

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things,
everything is becoming simpler.
- Edward Teller

Physics is, hopefully, simple.
Physicists are not.
- Edward Teller

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
- Edward Teller

It is better, however, for his own reputation that
the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel
on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that
he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
- James Payn

Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast,
and only catastrophe is clearly visible.
- Edward Teller

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
- Edward Teller

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect;
if it is right,
it will be simple in retrospect.
- Edward Teller

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd


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