"Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks they are the summits of ranges."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Thomas W. Higginson on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Thomas W. Higginson 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."Thomas W. Higginson on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Thomas W. Higginson 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."Thomas W. Higginson on Henry Ward Beecher
"When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence."
"Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear."
"There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor."