Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
There is always a secret irritation about a laugh in which we cannot join
There is an optimism which nobly anticipates the eventual triumph of great moral lows, and there is an optimism which cheerfully tolerates unworthiness.
It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.
We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.