65 Merriment Quotes On Success In Life

These Merriment quotes will inspire you. Merriment, lighthearted gaiety or fun-making or gaiety and fun.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Merriment quotes, Merriment sayings, and Merriment proverbs.

Best Merriment Quotes

  1. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ~ William Shakespeare
  2. “Frame your mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. And let my liver rather heat with wine, than my heart cool with mortifying groans.” ~ William Shakespeare
  4. “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  5. “Merrily, merrily shall I live now,
    Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.” ~ William Shakespeare
  6. “Always laugh when you can; it is cheap medicine. Merriment is a philosophy not well understood. It is the sunny side of existence.” ~ Lord Byron
  7. “There was a star danced, and under that was I born.” ~ William Shakespeare
  8. “Tis ever common That men are merriest when they are from home.” ~ William Shakespeare

  9. “To be merry best becomes you; for, out of question, you were born in a merry hour.” ~ William Shakespeare
  10. “Just as we are often moved to merriment for no other reason than that the occasion calls for seriousness, so we are correspondingly serious when invited too freely to be amused.” ~ Agnes Repplier
  11. “Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  12. “Gold that buys health can never be ill spent, Nor hours laid out in harmless merriment.” ~ John Webster

  13. “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” ~ Adam Smith
  14. “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations–these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  15. “And to be merry best becomes you; for, out of question, you were born in a merry hour. BEATRICE No, sure, my lord, my mother cried; but then there was a star danced, and under that was I born.” ~ William Shakespeare
  16. “I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.” ~ D. H. Lawrence

  17. “Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away.” ~ Charles Dickens , Christmas Merriment quotes
  18. “Tiffs among the faggots were apparently the stuff of quiet merriment.” ~ Josh Lanyon
  19. “O, sorrow! Why dost borrow Heart’s lightness from the merriment of May?” ~ John Keats
  20. “Music is a means capable of expressing dark dramatism and pure rapture, suffering and ecstasy, fiery and cold fury, melancholy and wild merriment – and the subtlest nuances and interplay of these feelings which words are powerless to express and which are unattainable in painting and sculpture.” ~ Dmitri Shostakovich
  21. “Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.” ~ William Shakespeare

  22. “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously – no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  23. “As Tammie glow’red, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.” ~ Robert Burns
  24. “I am not merry, but I do beguile the thing I am by seeming otherwise.” ~ William Shakespeare
  25. “An ounce of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow.” ~ Richard Baxter

  26. “And mo the merier is a Prouerbe eke.
    [The more the merrier.]” ~ George Gascoigne
  27. “When you’re playing a character who’s cruel, look for the places where he’s kind. When you’re playing a character who is unhappy, look for the places where he has a glint of merriment.” ~ Constantin Stanislavski
  28. “place where man laughs, sings, picks flowers, chases butterflies and pets birds, makes love with maidens, and plays with children. Here he spontaneously reveals his nature, the base as well as the noble. Here also he buries his sorrows and difficulties and cherishes his ideals and hopes. It is in the garden that men discover themselves. Indeed one discovers not only his real self but also his ideal self?he returns to his youth. Inevitably the garden is made the scene of man’s merriment, escapades, romantic abandonment, spiritual awakening or the perfection of his finer self.” ~ Confucius
  29. “It make one’s mouth hurt to speak with such forced merriment.” ~ David Sedaris

  30. “Hear the sledges with the bells, Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night, While the stars that oversprinkle All the Heavens seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight: Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells– From the jingling and the tingling of the bells.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  31. “I have known sorrow – therefore I
    May laugh with you, O friend, more merrily
    Than those who never sorrowed upon earth
    And know not laughter’s worth.
    I have known laughter – therefore I
    May sorrow with you far more tenderly
    Than those who never guess how sad a thing
    Seems merriment to one heart’s suffering.” ~ Theodosia Garrison
  32. “By his provocations to good-natured merriment, a humorist of the first water contributes as much to the sum of happiness as the gravest philosopher.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  33. “Tis not the food, but the content, That makes the table’s merriment.” ~ Robert Herrick

  34. “Christmas is more than a time of music, merriment and mirth; it is a season of meditation, mangers and miracles. Christmas is more than a time of carols, cards and candy; it is a season of dedication and decision.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  35. “Laughter is equally the expression of extreme anguish and horror as of joy: as there are tears of sorrow and tears of joy, so is there a laugh of terror and a laugh of merriment.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  36. “Joy is the serious business of heaven. Our merriment must be between people who take each other seriously.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  37. “Life is not only merriment,It is desire and determination.” ~ Khalil Gibran

  38. “Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.” ~ William Powell
  39. “An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.” ~ Billie Burke
  40. “Who would guess,” he teased, “that I’d ever see you on a rooftop with straw in your hair?” Kit giggled. “Are you saying I’ve turned into a crow?” “Not exactly.” His eyes were intensely blue with merriment. “I can still see the green feathers if I look hard enough. But they’ve done their best to make you into a sparrow, haven’t they?” ~ Elizabeth George Speare
  41. “These men are worth your tears. You are not worth their merriment.” ~ Wilfred Owen

  42. “I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness.” ~ Julia Peterkin
  43. “And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  44. “A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.” ~ Prince Philip
  45. “Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.” ~ Sinclair Lewis
  46. “This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  47. “It would not be more unreasonable to transplant a favorite flower out of black earth into gold dust than it is for a person to let money-getting harden his heart into contempt, or into impatience, of the little attentions, the merriments and the caresses of domestic life.” ~ William Mountford
  48. “Before the curse of statistics fell upon mankind we lived a happy, innocent life, full of merriment and go and informed by fairly good judgment.” ~ Hilaire Belloc
  49. “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty or justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary.” ~ Adam Smith
  50. “Nature’s tears are reason’s merriment.” ~ William Shakespeare

  51. “Seating themselves on the greensward, they eat while the corks fly and there is talk, laughter and merriment, and perfect freedom, for the universe is their drawing room and the sun their lamp. Besides, they have appetite, Nature’s special gift, which lends to such a meal a vivacity unknown indoors, however beautiful the surroundings.” ~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  52. “At a banquet Caligula was suddenly seized with a fit of helpless laughter. The consuls reclining next to him asked if they might share in the imperial merriment. Caligula, wiping the tears from his eyes, managed to gasp, “You’ll never guess! It suddenly occurred to me that I had only to give a single nod, and both your throats would be cut on the spot.”” ~ Suetonius
  53. “Avoid excessive merriment. A mind in that state never becomes calm; it becomes fickle. Excessive merriment will always be followed by sorrow. Tears and laughter are near kin. People so often run from one extreme to the other.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  54. “Deep joy is a serene and sober emotion, rarely evinced in open merriment.” ~ Madame Roland

  55. “I do not know how the affair at Canterbury is generally considered; but I have heard individuals of all parties and all opinions speak of it and never without merriment or indignation. Fifty years hence, the black laws of Connecticut will be a greater source of amusement to the antiquarian, than her famous blue laws.” ~ Lydia M. Child
  56. “I knew the poor,
    I knew the hideous death they die,
    when famine lays its bleak hand on the door;
    I knew the rich,
    sated with merriment,
    who yet are sad.” ~ Hilda Doolittle
  57. “School is established, not in order that it should be convenient for the children to study, but that teachers should be able to teach in comfort. The children’s conversations, motion, merriment are not convenient for the teacher, and so in the schools, which are built on the plan of prisons, are prohibited.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  58. “We should talk over the lessons of the day, or lose them in Music, Chess, or the merriments of our family companions.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  59. “Dublin … is not only the capital of a nation, but the capital of an idea. The idea of Irishness is not universally beloved. Some people mock it, some hate it, some fear it. On the whole, though, I think it fair to say, the world interprets it chiefly as a particular kind of happiness, a happiness sometimes boozy and violent, but essentially innocent: and this ineradicable spirit of merriment informs the Dublin genius to this day.” ~ Jan Morris
  60. “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to the world?” A great Shadow has departed,” said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or like water in a parched land; and as he listened the thought came to Sam that he had not heard laughter, the pure sound of merriment, for days upon days without count.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  61. “Out of the fictitious book I get the expression of the life, of the times, of the manners, of the merriment, of the dress, the pleasure, the laughter, the ridicules of society. The old times live again. Can the heaviest historian do more for me?” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
  62. “Most of us agree that the United Nations is the vanguard of a foreign invasion and must be driven from our shores. Liberalism – Progressivism – all forms of left wing collectivism, are equally alien to the Founders’ America and must be extirpated, root and branch, laughter and derision being the most effective weapons. Look at the way they have reduced Hillary Clinton to an insignificant greasy spot on the pages of history, turned Albert Gore into an object of merriment, and are accomplishing the same for Barry and Micky Obama.” ~ L. Neil Smith
  63. “Merriment is always the effect of a sudden impression. The jest which is expected is already destroyed.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  64. “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?” ~ William Shakespeare
  65. “Our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously – no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be a real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner – no mere tolerance or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment.” ~ C. S. Lewis

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