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Laugha Sutras

Wellness, Wisdom   |   August 27, 2018

Need a reason to lighten up and have a laugh? Check out these Laugha Sutras, compiled by Laugha Yoga teacher trainer Bharata Wingham, to inspire more laughter, joy, and amusement in your daily life.

Laugha Sutras

Compiled by Bharata Wingham

“Levity relieves stress and ends the fear of death.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator 3

“Friends find each other through laughter.” –Bharata Wingham

“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.” –Arnold Glasow

“Laughter is the greatest weapon humanity has.” –Mark Twain

“Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one.” –Oscar Wilde

“The only important things in life… are truth, beauty, love and laughter.” –I. Laptev, Russian scientist and philosopher

“Laugh ‘til it helps!” –Bharata Wingham

“An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh.” –Anonymous

“You can’t stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh.” –Jay Leno

“God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” –Voltaire

“I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give ’em yours!” –Dolly Parton

“Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage.” –Erma Brombeck

“The first time an accident occurs, it is a tragedy. The second is negligence; the third time it’s comedy.” –Bharata Wingham

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of possibilities.” –Jean Houston

“Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.” –Japanese proveb

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” –e.e. cummings

“Laughter is a holy thing. It is as sacred as music and silence and solemnity, maybe more sacred. Laughter is like a prayer, like a bridge over which creatures tiptoe to meet each other. Laughter is like mercy, it heals. When you can laugh at yourself you are free.” –Ted Loda

“Shift your center of gravity to levity.” –Bharata Wingham

“It is never too late to have a happy childhood.” –Tom Robbins

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” –Yiddish Proverb

“Since everything is but an apparition
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad,
Acceptance or rejection,
One may well burst out in laughter.” –Long Chen Pa

“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.” –Bill Nye

“I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.” –Cat Stevens

“Earth laughs in flowers.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The more you laugh, the more you laugh.” –Bharata Wingham

“Total absence of humor renders life impossible.” –Colette

“What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments and then crumbled swiftly into dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh.” –Agnes Repplier

“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.” –Tom Robbins

“Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.” –Author Unknown

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” –Victor Borg

“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed the most civilized music in the world.” –Peter Ustinov

“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.” –Kahlil Gibran

“Laughter begins where logic ends.” -Bharata Wingham

“Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.” –Victor Hugo

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter. The moment it arises all hardiness yields, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.” –Mark Twain

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” –Irish Proverb

“We aren’t laughing because of anything, but in spite of everything.” –Bharata Wingham

“Laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person has a pretty good grasp of life.” –Hugh Sidey

“The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens – but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters.” –Tom Robbins

“Laughter is the corrective force that prevents us from becoming cranks.” –Henri Bergson

“[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug —push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” –Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, Chapter 10 (1916)

“The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.” –Anne Rice

“Laughter is inner jogging.” –Norman Cousins

“Nobody ever died of laughter.” –Max Beerbohm

“The laughter of a man is the contentment of God.” –John Weiss

“All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.” –Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Laughter is the first evidence of freedom.” –Rosario Castellanos

“Laughter is an instant vacation” –Milton Berle

“If it’s sanity you are after, there is no recipe like laughter.” –Henry Elliot

“Laughter is by definition healthy.” –Doris Lessing

“Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.” –Karl Barth

“Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.” –Peter Ustinov

“Seven days without laughter makes one weak.” –Mort Walker

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” –Victor Borge

“With the fearful strain that is on me day and night, if I do not laugh I should die.” –Abraham Lincoln

“We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once. And we should consider every truth false which was not accomplished by at least one laugh.” –Nietzsche

“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” –Agnes Repplier

“Laugh and your life will be lengthened, for this is the great secret of long life.”–Og Mandino

“Laughter has a beauty, multidimensional. It can relax you, it can suddenly make you feel light, it can make your world not a burden, but a beautiful experience. It can change everything in your life. Just the touch of laughter can make life worth living, something to be grateful for. It is so refreshing, rejuvenating.” –Osho

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“He deserves paradise who makes his companions laugh.” –Koran

“A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods.” –Author Unknown

“Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.” –Henry Ward Beecher

Want to share a laugh?

Join Bharata Wingham as he guides you to glee during Laugha Yoga 3-Day Leader Certification on October 5–7 and Laugha Yoga 4-Day Teacher Certification on October 7–10.

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