The difference between our decadence and the Russians' is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.
The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.
Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead.
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense.