Yes - it was happiness she still wanted, and the glimpse she had caught of it made everything else of no account. One by one she had detached herself from the baser possibilities , and she saw that nothing now remained to her but the emptiness of renunciation. "The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows. - William Shakespeare
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, but has trouble enough of its own.
Actually, there are countless ways to live upon this tremorous sphere in mirth and good health, and probably only one way - the industrial, urbanized, herding way - to live here stupidly, and man has hit upon that one way. - Tom Robbins
The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it. - James Thurber
Going through life is trudging through the possibility of pain and bliss, of hurt and mirth, of thrills and chills. - Boniface Sagini
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgement trusting neither? Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem. - William Shakespeare
The kingdoms of fantasy and mirth are longlasting and not of this world.
Present mirth hath present laughter; what's to come is still unsure. - William Shakespeare
Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life. - William Shakespeare
Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after. - George Gordon Byron