Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Laughter is a positive trait

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.

quoted by W. H. Auden, famous American poet


To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Arnold H. Glasow