World Laughter Day: History, Significance & Quotes

Not many realize that laughter is the best remedy to improve the quality of life and bring happiness and joy in our life. As Charlie Chaplin quotes A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Laughter not only gives you joy and happiness but it also relieves you from day-to-day stress and that’s what World Laughter Day is about! It’s a day where people can smile something about. The objective behind this day is to remember the importance of laughter in our daily life.

World Laughter Day was actually created by Dr Madan Kataria, who is the founder of the worldwide laughter yoga movement in the year 1998. It is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of May every year. The objective behind the celebration of laughter day is to promote world peace and develop consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter. This laugher day realize the power of laughter through these quotations by famous personalities.

World Laughter Day

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

Jean Houston

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.

Wayne Dyre.

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

There is nothing in the world so irristibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

Charles Dickens

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.

Robert Frost

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings.

There is little success where there is little laughter.

Andrew Carnegie

Always laugh when you can. It’s a cheap medicine.

Lord Byron

All you need in the world is love and laughter. That’s all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.

August Wilson.

Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to health.


To make mistakes is human; and to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

William Arthur Ward.

Life is worth living as long as there is laugh in it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Trouble knoced at the door, but hearing laughter, hurried away.

Benjamin Franklin

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.

Erma Bombeck

Laughter is timeliss, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.

Walt Disney

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

Johnny Depp

A hearty laugh lengthens your life.

Sweedish proverb.

I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh

Maya Angelou

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multidue of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.

Audrey Hepburn.

A good laugh is a sunshine in the house.

William Thackeray

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

William Shakespeare.

An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh.

Tom SaInsbury

He deserves paradise who makes his companion laugh


If laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely dissolve your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them.

Dr. Madan Kataria

Hope that these quotes inspired you to laugh and spread laughter. We wish you happiness and laughter in your life on this laughter day and many more years to come. HAPPY LAUGHTER DAY.


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