"Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Emanuel Celler on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Emanuel Celler on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Emanuel Celler on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Emanuel Celler on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Emanuel Celler on Henry Ward Beecher
"The population forecast for the United States in 1970 is 170 million. The population forecast for Russia alone in 1970 is 251 million. The implications are clear."
"On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn."
"In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes. There were a few books and a lot of music. Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'."
"The power to investigate is a great public trust."