Regardless of what life may throw at you that are in a variety of ways unfavorable, you can always lift your mood with endless laughter quotes contained on this post that are pretty infectious. Oh, you are laughing already?

Honestly, to have the best list of the smile and laugh quotes that will prove to you that laughter is the best medicine ever, is an incredible way to be thankful for life and appreciate yourself instead of feeling helpless and hopeless. So if you are searching for the best caption for a laughing picture for your Instagram posts or just to laugh over something and stay positive, search no further and enjoy our list of carefully selected quotes about joy and laughter.

Powerful quotes about laughing that prove laughter is the best medicine


Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.

– Henri Bergson

Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being.

—Stella & Blake

Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.

— John Cleese

Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.

— Reginald Heber

The old man laughed loud and joyously, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, and ended by saying that such a laugh was money in a man’s pocket, because it cut down the doctor’s bills like everything.

– Mark Twain

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

— Voltaire

The beauty of the world has two edges; one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

— Virginia Woolf

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

— Mark Twain

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

– Lord Byron

The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow.

— Socrates

And keep a sense of humor. It doesn’t mean you have to tell jokes. If you can’t think of anything else, when you’re my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you’ll get a laugh.

— Art Linkletter

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

— Kahlil Gibran

The greatest prayer you could ever pray is to laugh every day.

— Ramtha

The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.

— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

— Mark Twain

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

— E E Cummings

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips.

– Fred Allen

As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.

— A Jewish Proverb

The old man laughed loud and joyously, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, and ended by saying that such a laugh was money in a man’s pocket, because it cut down the doctor’s bills like everything.

— “Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.

— Bennett Cerf

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

— Jean Houston

The person who has a sense of humor is not just more relaxed in the face of a potentially stressful situation, but is more flexible in his approach.

— John Morreall

Your body cannot heal without play. Your mind cannot heal without laughter. Your soul cannot heal without joy.

– Catherine Rippenger Fenwick

The size of a man’s understanding can be justly measured by his mirth.

— Samuel Johnson

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.

– Norman Cousins

The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.

— Anne Rice, Taltos

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people – that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. The wellspring of laughter is not happiness, but pain, stress, and suffering.

— James Thurber

Grim care, moroseness, and anxiety—all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God’s medicine.

– Henry Ward Beecher

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

— George Santayana

Cancer is probably the unfunniest thing in the world, but I’m a comedian, and even cancer couldn’t stop me from seeing the humor in what I went through.

— Gilda Radner

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

— Anne Frank

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.

— Kenny Ausubel

An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh.

— Tom Nansbury

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.

— Golda Meir

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

– Victor Borge

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.

— Charlie Chaplin

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

– Voltaire

A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.

– Madeleine L’Engle

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

— Colette

Earth laughs in flowers.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

– W. H. Auden

Even the gods love jokes

— Plato

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

― Benjamin Franklin

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

— W. H. Auden

Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.

— Mevlana Rumi

The size of a man’s understanding can be justly measured by his mirth.

– Samuel Johnson

True humor springs more from the heart than from the head; it is not contempt, its essence is love.

From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.

— Dr. Seuss

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

— Lord Byron

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.

— Mark Twain

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

– Agnes Repplier

We are all here for a spell. Get all the good laughs you can.

— Will Rogers

God has a smile on His face.God has a smile on His face.

— Psalm 42:5

Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.

— Mark Twain

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

— Voltaire

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

– William Thackeray

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

– Erma Bombeck

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.

— Linda Ellerbee

A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable.

— Herbert Procknow

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

– Mark Twain

I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing.

– Dr. Madan Kataria

Wit is the key, I think, to anybody’s heart, because who doesn’t like to laugh?

– Julia Roberts

I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable.

— Viktor Frankl

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.

– Kenny Ausubel

He who laughs, lasts!

– Mary Pettibone Poole

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.

— Peter Ustinov

A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable.

– Herbert Procknow

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

— Phyllis Diller

A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.

— Carolyn Birmingham

I will follow the upward road today; I will keep my face to the light. I will think high thoughts as I go my way; I will do what I know is right. I will look for the flowers by the side of the road; I will laugh and love and be strong. I will try to lighten another’s load this day as I fare along.

— Mary S. Edgar

Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted.

– Sebastien Roch

If Laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely DISSOLVE your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them.

– Dr. Madan Kataria

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

– George Bernard Shaw

If you are happy and people around you are not happy, they will not allow you to stay happy. Therefore much of our happiness depends upon our ability to spread happiness around us.

– Dr. Madan Kataria

Remember this: very little is needed to make a happy life.

– Marcus Aurelius

If you become silent after your laughter, one day you will hear God also laughing, you will hear the whole existence laughing — trees and stones and stars with you.

— Osho

As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.

– Lao Tzu

If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

— Edgar Watson Howe

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

— William Thackeray

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself.

– Ethel Barrymore

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

— Herman Melville

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Continue to learn. Play with abandon. Choose with no regret. Laugh! Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.

– Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

Laughter lets me relax. It’s the equivalent of taking a deep breath, letting it out and saying, ‘This, too, will pass.

– Odette Pollar

When you do laugh, open your mouth wide enough for the noise to get out without squealing, throw your head back as though you were going to be shaved, hold on to your false hair with both hands and then laugh till your soul gets thoroughly rested.

– Josh Billings

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

– Abraham Lincoln

If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

– Edgar Watson Howe

Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.”

– Robert Newton Anthony

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people – that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. The wellspring of laughter is not happiness, but pain, stress, and suffering.

– James Thurber

The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.

– Anne Rice

What is funny about us is precisely that we take ourselves too seriously.

– Reinhold Neibuhr

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.

– Linda Ellerbee

I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable.

– Viktor Frankl

If you have no tragedy, you have no comedy. Crying and laughing are the same emotion. If you laugh too hard, you cry. And vice versa.

– Sid Caesar

A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.

— Madeleine L’Engle

If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself.

— Benjamin Franklin

It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips.

— Fred Allen

It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t fear death’, but to laugh out loud somehow drives the idea home. It embodies our theology.

—Rev. Laura Gentry

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.

— Elsa Maxwell