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We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh.


William James

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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
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We went on this journey, ... and whether we were supposed to laugh, be happy, have a sad moment, it ...
JUDY GREER
We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves.
DOROTHY DIX
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
laugh can make your soul happy.
JALAL HAIDER
We were crying; we were so happy.
LAUREN BUCKLIN
I was very happy. I didn't know what to do, cry or laugh. It was a shock.
BARBARA WALKER
This country wants to laugh. We want to, and we need to. I'm happy to oblige.
VICKI LAWRENCE
We made happy sounds because we were upset... just trying to make a positive situation out of a nega...
IAN WILLIAMS
We can't all be happy, we can't all be rich, we can't all be lucky - and it would be so much less fu...
JEAN RHYS
In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes ...
DAKOTA FANNING
We were significantly apart. Then I made a proposal and we were very close. Billy declined to make a...
ALAN NERO
Johnny, he is bounce, effort, and snark.
Mirren, she is sugar, curiosity, and rain.
Gat, h...
E.LOCKHART
The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.
E.LOCKHART
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR
We were happy we were able to negotiate it amicably,
CHRIS DAVIES
You hate cake doughnuts."
"Of course," says Mirren. "But we didn't get the cake, we got glazed ...
E.LOCKHART
There are parallel universes in which different events have happened to the same people. An alternat...
E. LOCKHEART
Everything doesn't seem like anything when you love someone. Especially when you're young.
E. LOCKHART
اگر میخواهید جایی زندگی کنید که مردمش از موش ها نمیترسن...
EMILY LOCKHART
He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee.
E. LOCKHART
There is not even a scrabble word for how bad I feel.
E. LOCKHEART
Others laugh behind my back, I laugh because I'm ahead.
MILAN STOJILOVIC
They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same.
KURT COBAIN
You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because your all the same
ABDULLAH AHMAD
You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because your all the same
ABDULLAH AHMAD
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
JONATHAN DAVIS
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
JONATHAN DAVIS
Then after I saw the scoreboard that we were tied, I was really happy, because I really wanted to wi...
CARLY PATTERSON
To make a child laugh, you don’t have to do something spectacular because they have already the ab...
MEHMET MURAT ILDAN
Make her smile, make her laugh and make her happy; because this is the only Truth, Meaning & Bea...
SAMEH ELSAYED
I'm glad we got this far because we were the underdogs the whole way. We had to work for everything ...
LAECHIA CONLEY
We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.
ROSARIO CASTELLANOS
We were very happy with that.
GARY LAMAR
If I were a candy bar I’d want to be a snicker, because then I’d have the last laugh!!
NEIL LECKMAN
We were very happy with our skating.
ALEXEI TIKHONOV
We thought we had such problems. How were we to know we were happy?
MARGARET ATWOOD
Every day were saying, 'How can we keep this customer happy?' How can we get ahead in innovation by ...
BILL GATES
Every day were saying, 'How can we keep this customer happy?' How can we get ahead in innovation by ...
BILL GATES
They didn't know why these things were funny. Sometimes you laugh because you've got no more room fo...
TERRY PRATCHETT
We didn't care, we were so happy to get married.
IRENE JONES
You all laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
JOHN DAVIS
If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.
SéBASTIEN-ROCH NICOLAS DE CHAMFORT
Sometimes living can be hard, but it's only because we're alive that we can make each other laugh,cr...
NATSUKI TAKAYA
What were you like," I asked her. "we're you happy? Or were you smiling because they told you to?
GABRIELLE ZEVIN
I am happy with my name. It is such an attraction, and it makes people laugh.
TIGER SHROFF
He didn't laugh when he thought something was funny--he laughed when he was happy.
RAINBOW ROWELL
We're lucky to be in the situation we're in. We struggled early, but we were due for this. I'm happy...
BRYANT KITTY
I'm so happy, because we have what we were looking for. With Preval, we'll have security, jobs and l...
ELVIA PRESSOIR
If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.
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We are Sinclairs. Beautiful. Privileged. Damaged. Liar. We live, least in the summertime, on a priva...
E. LOCKHART
Never eat anything bigger than your ass.
E. LOCKHART
One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at all.
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
Small things make me happy, and I laugh out loud on the silliest of jokes!
DIVYANKA TRIPATHI
Laugh to be refreshed, discover to be surprised, accept and celebrate differences to be happy
VAL UCHENDU
Life is just a bowl of cherries, dont take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherri...
BOB FOSSE
We're really happy with it. Between the JV and varsity we brought a total of 30 guys. Twenty-four we...
DAVE SANCHEZ
You laugh because I'm different........... I laugh cause I just farted!
ALBERT EINSTEIN
Ultimately, we were very happy with the second half.
DOYLE GEDDES
We were just very happy to get it,
BETTY DAVIS
That was what we've worked for. When we won, we were walking back to the locker room and the guys we...
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We were pretty happy because Mount Vernon is a really strong team. You hate to face such a great tea...
SUE ADAMS
I loved that, because the kids were happy to get that hot dog, plus they were safe. They were doing ...
FRANK ORLANDO
They boys were fired up from the start. We were very happy to get that goal.
DOM WREN
When I heard the Americans ripped down the statue of Saddam I was happy because I thought we were fi...
ALI JABAR
We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home; w...
RICK WARREN
We were so happy because the baby looked alright, but the mother was still screaming. There was anot...
HENRY NUNEZ
I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts... because it's the only thing that'll ...
ROBERT HEINLEIN
I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much . . . because it's the only thi...
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
I’ve found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much . . . because it’s the o...
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
We were happy to perpetuate it. We were actually racists at heart at that stage as well.
CLIFF SAUNDERS
If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves ha...
BLAISE PASCAL
We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
ALEXANDER SMITH
We were treated very well, and we're doing good, ... We're healthy. As you can see, we're very happy...
ANDREW RAMIREZ
They were always funny, ... She could always make me laugh.
AMY WILSON
We were pretty happy about it. We knew things were going to change and head in the right direction.
BRANDON BOWMAN
If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves ha...
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The innocent who could laugh with joy didn't dare to because they were sitting beside a guilty frien...
MARK TWAIN
We were happy to finish second to Benet. We knew how good they were. We were not even ranked second ...
MATT BOWMAN
He was always popular because he made everyone laugh,
TODD NELSON
Sing, laugh and be merry because today you're alive.
MARTY RUBIN
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. LAURA MILLER I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court.
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We were happy to finish second to Benet. We knew how good they were. We were not even ranked second ...
MATT BOWMAN
I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts... because its the only thing that'll m...
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
and then adds with a laugh, ''but in retrospect I think he may have been more sophisticated than we ...
DAVE VAN RONK
People expect us to be different, but we're not. We're very similar people, and it's bec...
ADRIAN EDMONDSON
Because when you’re laughing, there is no other emotion in that moment except for joy.
ROBERT SCHIMMEL
We were both happy ... we celebrated by having pizza with our family.
ALICE HYDE
We have a connection because we're twins. When she does good, I'm happy. When I do good, she's happy...
BECKY NOVACEK
When people told jokes today, they never made me laugh. One look from my dog, and it made my day.
ELLYN GRACE
I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me, If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.
WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING
Funny how people cry when they're happy.. and how they smile and laugh when they're actually breakin...
MJ CHRISTINE
Funny how people cry when they're happy.. and how they smile and laugh when they're actually breakin...
MJ CHRISTINE
Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inesca...
BRYANT H. MCGILL
We weren't expecting that to happen so quickly. We were very happy with the decision.
BRUCE BROWNLEE
We were quite happy with that. We had made a bit of money.
DAVE MUSGROVE
Happy we were then, for we had a good house, and good food, and good work.
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To change one's life: 1. Starte immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions. -William Jame...
WILLIAM JAMES
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our...
WILLIAM JAMES
Beyond the very extremity of fatigue distress, amounts of ease and power that we never dreamed ourse...
WILLIAM JAMES
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor i...
WILLIAM JAMES
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
WILLIAM JAMES
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common ha...
WILLIAM JAMES
I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
WILLIAM JAMES
This paper gives wrong solutions to trivial problems. The basic error, however, is not new.
WILLIAM JAMES
Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
WILLIAM JAMES
Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
WILLIAM JAMES
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments ma...
WILLIAM JAMES
Get but that "peace of God which passeth understanding," and the questions of the understanding will...
WILLIAM JAMES
The exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess Success is our national disease.
WILLIAM JAMES
First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and...
WILLIAM JAMES
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and i...
WILLIAM JAMES
The university most worthy of rational admiration is that one in which your lonely thinker can feel ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own peculiar ways...
WILLIAM JAMES
Cramming seeks to stamp things in by intense application immediately before the ordeal. But a thing ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is...
WILLIAM JAMES
The highest flights of charity, devotion, trust, patience, bravery to which the wings of human natur...
WILLIAM JAMES
An unlearned carpenter of my acquaintance once said in my hearing: 'There is very little difference ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
WILLIAM JAMES
Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agree...
WILLIAM JAMES