It is probable that we will never see another Will Rogers during our lifetime. And this in itself could be tragic. Never, perhaps, in our country's history have we needed someone who could make us laugh—make us laugh by laughing at ourselves—as critically as we do now.—Bill Prouty, columnist, Chapel Hill Weekly
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.—Graville Kleirser, Think
It has been observed that he who laughs, lasts.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.—William Hazlitt
I don't make jokes—I repeat others or sometimes I just watch people and report the facts.—M. Dale Baughman
Even a poor wisecrack often outlives a good sermon.—Grace Pullman
An ounce of clean humor is often a greater attention getter and thought provoker than a pound of serious approach.—John S. Lorr, Instructor of Arts and Crafts, Fremont High School, Sunnyvale (Cal.), "Brains Can Be Exciting," Teaching Tools
The man who laughs at the boss's jokes does not necessarily have a sense of humor, but he surely has a sense of direction.
Laughter, it has been said, "is more than a defense mechanism, it is a means of adjusting to circumstances, a safety-value against tyranny—it is an agency in creative enterprise." So what's wrong with being funny? Isn't it preferable to be kept awake by a deft (though possibly undignified) bit of humor than to be put to sleep by unrelieved (though dignified) seriousness?—Joseph Stocker, "What's Wrong With Being Funnyr Kiwanis Magazine