"This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Lin Yutang on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Lin Yutang 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."Lin Yutang on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Lin Yutang 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."Lin Yutang on Henry Ward Beecher
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow."
"Hope is like a road in the country there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."
"Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice."
"Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks."