„Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.“

Unjust Judgments (1874)
Miscellany
Contexto: Humor is, however, nearer right than any emotion we have. Humor is the atmosphere in which grace most flourishes.

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1813 - 1887

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„Humor could not flourish in a wholly serious and rational atmosphere.“

—  Raymond Smullyan American mathematician 1919 - 2017

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„Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

"Science and Dictatorship," in Dictatorship on Its Trial, by Eminent Leaders of Modern Thought (1930) - later as Dictatorship on Trial (1931), Otto Forst de Battaglia (1889-1965), ed., Huntley Paterson, trans., introduction by Winston Churchill, George G. Harrap & Co., (Reprinted 1977, Beaufort Books Inc., p. 107. https://books.google.com/books?id=IjsiAAAAMAAJ&dq=9780836916072&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22only+in+an+atmosphere+of+free+speech%22 https://books.google.com/books?id=alq9M3_8qIcC&dq=9780836916072&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9w8nJkYfKAhUL12MKHf5uCscQ6AEIHDAA http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=%22Science%20can%20flourish%20only%20in%20an%20atmosphere%20of%20free%20speech%22;id=uc1.%24b47955;view=1up;seq=9;start=1;sz=10;page=search;orient=0 http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000590821
1930s
Contexto: A dictatorship means muzzles all round and consequently stultification. Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.

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„It was the sort of atmosphere of good humor which so often accompanies a total absence of good taste.“

—  Robert Sheckley, libro Victim Prime

Fuente: Victim Prime (1987), Chapter 48 (pp. 187-188)

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„Happiness flourishes where there is happiness, and love withers quickly in an atmosphere of constraint and gloom.“

—  André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967

Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Loving

„That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.“

—  A. Whitney Brown American stand-up comedian 1952

The Big Picture: An American Commentary (1991)

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„they possess most gold and silver, by which war, like everything else, flourishes.“

—  Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book VI, 6.34; "they have abundance of gold and silver, and these make war, like other things, go smoothly" ( trans. http://www.classicpersuasion.org/pw/thucydides/jthucbk6rv2.htm Benjamin Jowett)
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book VI

Thomas Brooks Foto

„It is the very nature of grace to make a man strive to be most eminent in that particular grace which is most opposed to his bosom sin.“

—  Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680

Fuente: Quotes from secondary sources, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, 1895, P. 294.

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„A dictatorship means muzzles all round and consequently stultification. Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

1930s
Original: (de) Die Diktatur bringt den Maulkorb und dieser die Stumpfheit. Wissenschaft kann nur gedeihen in einer Atmosphäre des Freien Wortes.

"Science and Dictatorship," in Dictatorship on Its Trial, by Eminent Leaders of Modern Thought (1930) - later as Dictatorship on Trial (1931), Otto Forst de Battaglia (1889-1965), ed., Huntley Paterson, trans., introduction by Winston Churchill, George G. Harrap & Co., (Reprinted 1977, Beaufort Books Inc., ISBN 0836916077 ISBN 9780836916072 p. 107. https://books.google.com/books?id=IjsiAAAAMAAJ&dq=9780836916072&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22only+in+an+atmosphere+of+free+speech%22 https://books.google.com/books?id=alq9M3_8qIcC&dq=9780836916072&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9w8nJkYfKAhUL12MKHf5uCscQ6AEIHDAA http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=%22Science%20can%20flourish%20only%20in%20an%20atmosphere%20of%20free%20speech%22;id=uc1.%24b47955;view=1up;seq=9;start=1;sz=10;page=search;orient=0 http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000590821 Original text of this "nineteen word essay" https://www.google.com/#tbm=bks&q=%22Albert+Einstein+in+his+nineteen+word+essay+on+Science+and+Dictatorship%22 appears under the German title, "Wissenschaft und Diktatur" in Prozess der Diktatur (1930), Otto Forst de Battaglia (1889-1965), ed., Amalthea-Verlag, p.108. https://books.google.com/books?id=Q9DRAAAAMAAJ&dq=editions%3ATP1X5VVtHxAC&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Die+Diktatur+bringt+den+maulkorb+und+dieser+die+stumpfheit.+Wissenschaft+kann+nur+gedeihen+in+einer+Atmosph%C3%A4re+des+freien+Wortes%22

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„Humor is the most engaging cowardice.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

Letter http://books.google.com/books?id=R8ksAAAAIAAJ&q=%22I+own+any+form+of+humor+shows+fear+and+inferiority+Irony+is+simply+a+kind+of+guardedness+So+is+a+twinkle+It+keeps+the+reader+from+criticism%22+%22Humor+is+the+most+engaging+cowardice%22&pg=PA166#v=onepage to Louis Untermeyer (10 March 1924)
General sources
Contexto: I own any form of humor shows fear and inferiority. Irony is simply a kind of guardedness. So is a twinkle. It keeps the reader from criticism. Whittier, when he shows any style at all is probably a greater person than Longfellow as he is lifted priestlike above consideration of the scornful. Belief is better than anything else, and it is best when rapt, above paying its respects to anybody's doubt whatsoever. At bottom the world isn't a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone to let someone know that we know he's there with his questions: to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to this side of the standing argument. Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

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„The good stuff of most religions turns out to be a golden rule that defines a morality which allows humans to flourish in community.“

—  Ursula Goodenough American biologist 1943

Science and Spirit interview (2004)
Contexto: The good stuff of most religions turns out to be a golden rule that defines a morality which allows humans to flourish in community. We come from a whole lineage of creatures who are robustly social and have communities that work, so you look at how their flourishing communities are set up. Are there parallels between how life works in a structured, non-human primate group, in a human community, and in the moral guidelines religion offers? It's not all that different as far as I can tell-there is hierarchy, strategic reciprocity, nurture and empathy.

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„The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.“

—  H. Havelock Ellis British physician, writer, and social reformer 1859 - 1939

Fuente: The Dance of Life http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300671.txt (1923), Ch. 3

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„Accept that you're a pimple and try to keep a lively sense of humor about it. That way lies grace — and maybe even glory.“

—  Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates (2000)

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„Sketches indeed, from that most passionate page,
A woman's heart, of feelings, thoughts, that make
The atmosphere in which her spirit moves;“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

A History of the Lyre
The Venetian Bracelet (1829)

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„Humor is the most honest of emotions. Applause for a speech can be insincere, but with humor, if the audience doesn't like it there's no faking it.“

—  Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928

Leslie Berger (January 28, 1982) "A Little Night Humor", The Washington Post, C1.

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„I find both humor and grimness in most issues.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955

[NewsBank, E1, That science guy is back, in 'Eyes of Nye', Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, April 5, 2005, Tom Paulson]

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„Of all graces, faith honours Christ the most; of all graces, Christ honours faith the most.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

On faith - "Reflections On Prophet TB Joshua At 46" http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/113095 "American Chronicle" (August 5 2009)

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