Mirth Quotes : Mirth Sayings In Life

These mirth quotes will inspire you. Mirth amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mirth quotes, mirth sayings, and mirth proverbs.

Best Mirth Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety,–all this rust of life, ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. It is better than emery. Every man ought to rub himself with it. A man without mirth is like a wagon without springs, in which one is caused disagreeably to jolt by every pebble over which it runs.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  3. “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
  4. “Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.” ~ William Shakespeare

  5. “Frame your mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.” ~ William Shakespeare
  6. “Now the bright morning-star, Day’s harbinger,
    Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her
    The flowery May, who from her green lap throws
    The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose.
    Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire
    Mirth, and youth, and warm desire!
    Woods and groves are of thy dressing;
    Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing.
    Thus we salute thee with our early song,
    And welcome thee, and wish thee long.” ~ John Milton
  7. “I never get any protests from children. All you get are giggles of mirth and squirms of delight. I know what children like.” ~ Roald Dahl
  8. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ~ William Shakespeare

  9. “The size of a man’s understanding might always be justly measured by his mirth.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  10. “The Angel that presided o’er my birth Said, ‘Little creature, formed of joy and mirth, Go love without the help of any thing on earth’.” ~ William Blake
  11. “Bards of Passion and of Mirth, Ye have left your souls on earth! Have ye souls in heaven too, Double-lived in regions new?” ~ John Keats
  12. “Now the bright morning-star, day’s harbinger, comes dancing from the east.” ~ John Milton

  13. “But like of each thing that in season grows.” ~ William Shakespeare
  14. “There is nothing like fun, is there? I haven’t any myself, but I do like it in others.” ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  15. “Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn’t any.” ~ Edith Wharton
  16. “She had no tolerance for scenes which were not of her own making.” ~ Edith Wharton

  17. “There are flood and drought over the eyes and in the mouth, dead water and dead sand contending for the upper hand. The parched eviscerate soil gapes at the vanity of toil, laughs without mirth. This is the death of the earth.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  18. “As Tammie glow’red, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.” ~ Robert Burns
  19. “He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper; for what his heart thinks his tongue speaks.” ~ William Shakespeare
  20. “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

  21. “God sent his Singers upon earth
    With songs of sadness and of mirth,
    That they might touch the hearts of men,
    And bring them back to heaven again.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  22. “To move wild laughter in the throat of death? It cannot be; it is impossible: Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.” ~ William Shakespeare
  23. “An ounce of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow.” ~ Richard Baxter
  24. “She was so evidently the victim of the civilization which had produced her, that the links of her bracelet seemed like manacles chaining her to her fate.” ~ Edith Wharton

  25. “Mirthfulness is in the mind and you cannot get it out. It is just as good in its place as conscience or veneration.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  26. “Since Time is not a person we can overtake when he is gone, let us honor him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  27. “Teach us delight in simple things, and mirth that has no bitter springs.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  28. “Laugh, and the world laughs with you: Weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  29. “Mirth is God’s medicine.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  30. “Present mirth hath present laughter. What’s to come is still unsure.” ~ William Shakespeare
  31. “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.” ~ Robert South
  32. “The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world’s mirth.” ~ Agnes Repplier

  33. “Grim care, moroseness, anxiety-all this rust of life ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth. Mirth is God’s medicine.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  34. “Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, an’ it keeps on laughin’.” ~ Kin Hubbard
  35. “Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  36. “Mirth is God’s medicine; everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety-all the rust of life- ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth.” ~ Orison Swett Marden

  37. “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
  38. “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
  39. “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
  40. “Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  41. “Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.” ~ Joseph Addison
  42. “It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.” ~ George Ade
  43. “At Christmas I no more desire a rose
    Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth;
    But like of each thing that in season grows.” ~ William Shakespeare
  44. “Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb.” ~ Benjamin Rush

  45. “Laugh and the world laughs with you!” ~ Grant Morrison
  46. “If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.” ~ Joseph Addison
  47. “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
  48. “Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.” ~ Lord Byron

  49. “In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou’rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee.” ~ Joseph Addison
  50. “With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage.” ~ William Shakespeare
  51. “Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.” ~ Robert E. Howard
  52. “Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast.” ~ William Shakespeare

  53. “Let us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda water the day after. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication: Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life’s strange tree, so fruitful on occasion: But to return–Get very drunk; and when You wake with head-ache, you shall see what then.” ~ Lord Byron
  54. “I live in a constant endeavor to fence against the infirmities of ill health, and other evils of life, by mirth; being firmly persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more when he laughs, it adds some thing to his fragment of life.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  55. “I have of late–but wherefore I know not–lost all my mirth,
    forgone all custom of exercise.” ~ William Shakespeare
  56. “I am very fond of Edith Wharton. She’s quite high brow but also a great storyteller. My favorite is ‘The House of Mirth.’ I also like ‘The Reef.” ~ Ken Follett

  57. “What is our life? A play of passion. Our mirth the music of division. Our mother’s wombs the tyring houses be, Where we are drest for this short Comedy.” ~ Walter Raleigh
  58. “I have observed that in comedies the best actor plays the droll, while some scrub rogue is made the fine gentleman or hero. Thus it is in the farce of life. Wise men spend their time in mirth; it is only fools who are serious.” ~ Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
  59. “We are a nation that has always gone in for the loud laugh, the wow, the yak, the belly laugh, and the dozen other labels for the roll- em-in-the-aisles gagerissimo. This is the kind of laugh that delights actors, directors, and producers, but dismays writers of comedy because it is the laugh that often dies in the lobby. 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
  60. “February… Bending from Heaven, in azure mirth, It kissed the forehead of the Earth, And smiled upon the silent sea, And bade the frozen streams be free, And waked to music all their fountains, And breathed upon the frozen mountains.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

  61. “Cruelty in all countries is the companion of anger; but there is only one, and never was another on the globe, where she coquets both with anger and mirth.” ~ Walter Savage Landor
  62. “This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity.” ~ Aleister Crowley
  63. “This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity.” ~ Aleister Crowley

  64. “Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high,
    Where once the sign-post caught the passing eye,
    Low lies that house where nut-brown draughts inspired,
    Where graybeard mirth and smiling toil retired,
    Where village statesmen talk’d with looks profound,
    And news much older than their ale went round.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  65. “Life is serious all the time, but living cannot be. You may have all the solemnity you wish in your neckties, but in anything important (such as sex, death, and religion), you must have mirth or you will have madness.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

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