12 Quotes to Inspire you to Make Laughter Part of Every Day

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You probably already know that laughter is good for your health. It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, boosts our immune systems and even improves our cardiac health. But laughter, for a variety of reasons, can also make you and your team more effective at work. Read on for wise quotes from people who understand the importance of a good giggle.

 

Laughter is the sun that drives winter form the human face.

Victor Hugo

When the sun peeks out from behind a cloud on a stormy day, we feel an instant sense of relief and hope. Laughter can have the same effect. Look for a glimmer of (appropriate) humor when things get tense.

 

Laughter is an instant vacation.

Milton Berle

Deadlines are real, and we can’t always take a day off – even when we might need one. Taking a laugh break can give us the pick-me-up we need to power through.

 

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

e. cummings

 We realize you’re not likely to measure your success or failure on a given day based on whether or not you shared a laugh with your team, but maybe you should. Consider starting the day with a morning funny at least a couple of times a week.

 

You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.

Stephen King

Sometimes we’re lucky and laughter just happens. Go with it! That “do or die” task will still be there in 5 minutes. And you might have a new outlook on how to tackle it after a good belly laugh.

 

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.

Milan Kundera

Never underestimate the power of laughter in the workplace. Hearing other people laugh can be an instant mood lifter and can help us maintain perspective.

 

 Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

Victor Borge

Many organizations spend a lot of time and resources on team building – and that’s very important. But don’t overlook the bonding exercise that is easy, scalable and usually free: sharing a laugh.

 

There is little success where there is little laughter.

Andrew Carnegie

This is what it’s all about, right? Success. We all drive to it and are held accountable for achieving it. But too often we overlook laughter and levity as essential ingredients.

 

Seven days without laughter makes one weak.

Mort Walker

See what Mort did there? Don’t be weak.

 

Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.

Allen Klein

Of course it’s not appropriate to be guffawing in the boardroom when the train is going off the rails. But pick the right moment, and finding some lightness in the situation can help the team clear the cobwebs and march toward a solution.

 

A wonderful thing about true laughter is that it destroys any kind of system of dividing people.

John Cleese

Looking for ways to breakdown silos? Get a group of people together and give them a reason to share a laugh. People who laugh together, work well together.

 

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

Jean Houston

One of the great things about humor is how it can force us to see things in a different way. When you need out-of-the-box thinking (and who doesn’t?), laughter is your friend.

 

Laughter kills lonesome. It’s one of the great things in our lives.

Chevy Chase

 Whether you work remotely or in a cube farm, everybody feels isolated sometimes. Laughter reminds us that we are all connected in a very fundamental way. That’s both comforting and empowering.

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