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One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say... Options
Daemon
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One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)
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This is so true! If I like someone's laugh, it is usually a good person. If I dislike their laugh--well, they're usually not my type in any other way.

Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
JUSTIN Excellence
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"Best remember who your friends are"

Laughing can send important messages.

Caution's a worthy trait in a man who'd lead.





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Bully_rus
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Some laugh and tears are adorable. Presumably you cannot master it and it comes right from your soul...
Alenka
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That is true!
NeuroticHellFem
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I've got a love/hate relationship with Dostoyevsky, but I have to admit he's a writer of genius.
His laugh quote: very true. We've all heard some creepy laughs, some people laugh like cartoon villains, as clichéd as this sounds, I think it rings true.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Alexander Ivanov
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That is true! Applause
monamagda
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Jean Maalouf in his book "Jesus Laughed and Other Reflections on Being" said:

"Laughter may be the right answer to the play of existence. Perhaps Chamfort was right when he said, 'The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.' H. L. Mencken got it right when he said, 'One horse-laugh is worth ten thousands syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.
Onçy through laughter can one understand life, never seriousness. Seriousness is the disease of the ego....
Only human being can laugh. Animals don't laugh.A computer does not laugh.Things do no laugh. and you can know a person from his laugh. Dostoyevsky said : One can know a man from his laugh,.....

Read more :

http://books.google.com.br/books?/JesusLaughed
MechPebbles
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Sounds nonsensical to me but it's Dostoevsky, the greatest writer who ever lived, so I'll mute my criticism.
John J. Gerhardt
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 9:28:30 AM
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JUSTIN Excellence wrote:

"Best remember who your friends are"

Laughing can send important messages.

Caution's a worthy trait in a man who'd lead.



Things change like the weather
andrinomarkus
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"Laugh and the world will laugh with you"

"Cry and you will cry alone"
Pieter_Hove
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MechPebbles wrote:
Sounds nonsensical to me but it's Dostoevsky, the greatest writer who ever lived, so I'll mute my criticism.


It's not about logics, it's about emotional intelligence.

Or at least about feelings. (Sorry, pebbles.)
Gordon Freeman
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Remember that eminent violinist who played the timeless classical music in the subway,
and none of the people who hastened by didn't so much as slow down. Their first impression was
that of a common vagabond in rags with a cheap fiddle, and they couldn't hear the sublimity of
the music he played. Common people, like you or i probably.
Now how can you be sure that you will hear something in the laughter of a stranger?
Pieter_Hove
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marksman wrote:
Remember that eminent violinist who played the timeless classical music in the subway,
and none of the people who hastened by didn't so much as slow down. Their first impression was
that of a common vagabond in rags with a cheap fiddle, and they couldn't hear the sublimity of
the music he played. Common people, like you or i probably.
Now how can you be sure that you will hear something in the laughter of a stranger?


There is just a chance. Like, liking someone.
Trivium_Discipulus
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 5:42:20 PM
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Daemon wrote:
One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)


Unless he isn't. Sheep... meet wolf in sheep's clothes. Delusions like this make us feel comfortable, though. Feelings are not necessarily compatible with reality, though. That's where the rational thought comes in.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
nkelsey
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 8:28:33 PM
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Let´s trust in Dostoyevsky.
Vicki Holzknecht
Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014 11:05:57 PM

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Hmmm...make me curious to know if this is true.
Fredric-frank Myers
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Good quote from a great writer, or is it a great quote by a good writer; or just maybe a great quote by a great writer, I do wonder... :-)
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