Quotes and Sayings about Mirth



"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
(Related: Cheerfulness, Clouds, Mind, Mirth, Serenity)

"It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after."
- George Ade
(Related: Time, Dawn, Laughter, Mirth)

"Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, God, Mirth, Wine)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Love, Fun, Mirth)

"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
(Related: Despair, Mirth, Romantic)

"One of the many problems with the American left has been its image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring."
- Christopher Hitchens
(Related: American, Problems)

"The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Truth, Content)

"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
(Related: Heart, Luxury, Mirth, Pleasure)

"The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Rights, Mirth, World)

"Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb."
- Benjamin Rush
(Related: Cheerfulness, Mirth, Remedies, Spirits, Water)

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Laughter, Mirth, Old)

"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
(Related: Art, Appearance, Disguise, Mirth, Spirit, World)

"The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal."
- James Thurber
(Related: Laughter, Man, Tears)

"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
(Related: Home, Success, Quality, Comedy, Laughter, Mirth, Smile)

"I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning."
- Izaak Walton
(Related: Love, Friends, Mirth)