Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
The ox suffers, the cart complains.
Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.
All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh.
The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
Learn to laugh. Seriousness is a sin, and it is a disease. Laughter has tremendous beauty, a lightness. It will bring lightness to you, and it will give you wings to fly.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
I thought maybe, just by never preaching, never doing any of that stuff because it doesn't work. By just maybe the power of example and some laughs, maybe somebody might go take a walk.
Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
Eddie in costume and make-up with that famous laugh, the minute the cameras started rolling, he became each character. It was amazing!
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.