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"Incidentally, we have often urged our young people to carry their laughter over into their mature years. A wholesome sense of humor will be a safety valve that will enable you to apply the lighter touch to heavy problems and to learn some lessons in problem solving that 'sweat and tears' often fail to dissolve. A line from Proverbs advises us that 'a merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.' (Prov. 17:22.)
" - Hugh B. Brown, "Conference Report," April 1968, General Priesthood Meeting, p.100

"Have you ever seen an angry driver who, when someone else makes a mistake, reacts as though that person has insulted his honor, his family, his dog, and his ancestors all the way back to Adam? Or have you had an encounter with an overhanging cupboard door left open at the wrong place and the wrong time which has been cursed, condemned, and avenged by a sore-headed victim?

"There is an antidote for times such as these: learn to laugh....

"The next time you’re tempted to groan, you might try to laugh instead. It will extend your life and make the lives of all those around you more enjoyable." - Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Come What May, and Love It," General Conference, October 2008

“Spencer Kimball was not a great storyteller or stand-up comedian, yet in spite of his serious responsibilities he preserved a comic sense of his own limitations and sometimes kept from sinking under a load of cares by being able to see something laughable in a difficult situation. There are unquestionably more important qualities by which to judge a person, but a warm, friendly sense of humor is by no means the least of virtues. Indeed, in the view of many it ranks well up on the list. And on this criterion, as well as others, Spencer Kimball is a man worth emulating.” – “Spencer W. Kimball: a Man of Good Humor” by Edward L. Kimball , BYU Studies, vol. 25 (1985), Number 4 - Fall 1985, p. 70

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