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A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.
~ Max Eastman

 

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All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
~ John Burroughs

 

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Every time I hear that word, I cringe. Fun! I think it's disgusting; it's just running around. It's not my idea of pleasure.
~ Vivienne Westwood

 

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Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
~ William Blake

 

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Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
~ George Santayana

 

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Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
~ Kahlil Gibran

 

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If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.
~ Orison Swett Marden

 

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Innocent amusements are such as excite moderately, and such as produce a cheerful frame of mind, not boisterous mirth; such as refresh, instead of exhausting, the system; such as recur frequently, rather than continue long; such as send us back to our daily duties invigorated in body and spirit; such as we can partake of in the presence and society of respectable friends; such as consist with and are favorable to a grateful piety; such as are chastened by self-respect, and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused.
~ William Ellery Channing

 

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Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy.
~ Alexandre Dumas

 

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People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament.
~ A. P. Herbert

 

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People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
~ Dale Carnegie

 

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She concedes that she's the one she pleases.
~ Kim Carnes

 

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You go for it. All the stops are out. Caution is to the wind, and you're battling with everything you have. That's the real fun of the game.
~ Dan Dierdorf

 

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You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it -- because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don't you see?
~ Col. Harland Sanders

 

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