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The Clown's Prayer
As I stumble through this life,
help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more cheer than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.

Never let me become so indifferent,
that I will fail to see the wonders in the eyes of a child,
or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.

Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people
make them happy, and forget momentarily,
all the unpleasantness in their lives.

And in my final moment,
may I hear You whisper:
"When you made My people smile,
you made Me smile."

The way things are today, we live in a world that needs laughter, and I've decided if I can make people laugh, I'm making a more important contribution.- Paul Lynde

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.- Groucho Marx

My good friend, silent_jonny, surprised me with an amazing drawing of one of my photographs. His drawing blows my photograph away!

Human beings are human beings. They say what they want, don't they? They used to say it across the fence while they were hanging wash. Now they just say it on the Internet.-Dennis Miller

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.-Mark Twain

"The fact that left-handers are less common means they have a surprise effect," said Faurie.

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.- William James

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.- Gilda Radner

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.- Phyllis Diller

“Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs?”

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. -Helen Keller

American culture likes to celebrate the petulant outcast, the smart-aleck with the contempt for everything and faith in nothing. Snarky mavericks. The problem is these guys are losers...- Tony Snow

PEGGY: I actually let myself believe that these were beautiful. Can you imagine? Peggy Hill, that's stupid.
BOBBY: I can imagine, Mom. I'm fat.
PEGGY: Oh, no, honey, you're husky! It says so on your jeans.
BOBBY: Mom, I'm fat. But big deal. I don't feel bad about it, and you never made me feel bad about it. And just because there are people out there who want me to feel bad about it doesn't mean I have to. So Bobby Hill's fat. He's also funny, he's nice, he's got a lot of friends, a girlfriend. And if you don't mind, I think I'll go outside right now and squirt her with water. What are you going to do?

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