Humour

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Humor is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it's very ambiguous. You have it, or you don't.
Now true humor begins when a man ceases to take himself seriously.

Steppenwolf
According as the man is, so must you humour him
There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit
The secret to humor is surprise
The best-humour'd man, with the worst-humour'd Muse.

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