It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to...
The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past...
The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.
There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
There is an optimism which nobly anticipates the eventual triumph of great moral lows, and...
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure...
It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation...
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its...
Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which...