Funny Quotes on Life That Are Profoundly True

Smile is the best thing that you can do not just because it takes only seven muscles but also because it lightens your mood and enables you to see the bright side of life. There are several instances that could make you smile but one that never fails pertains to reading a humorous quote that carries a profound life lesson. While wisdom by itself may be too serious, it takes on an entirely new flavor when coupled with humor and the combination is effective enough to cause anyone to break into a knowing smile.

Following is a collection of quotes that reflect on the profound truth of life while making you smile –

“Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you.  Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.”

This quote is a reflection of Murphy’s Law which was coined circa 1949 to commemorate an engineer named Captain Edward A Murphy who was working on an Air Force project. Based on the rules of probability, this law dwells on the human tendency to accept what is unknown but to believe that in case of trivial matters anything that can go wrong will definitely do so. While the thought of counting stars in the universe might be too overwhelming, checking the state of paint is within your reach so why not check?

 “Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.”

Coined by Mignon McLaughlin, an American author who began publishing self-written quotes sometime during the 1950s’, this aphorism is based on the concept of marginal utility. It echoes the profound truth that as long as you have an object in your possession, it means nothing to you and you take it for granted and it is only after having lost it that you realize its importance and true value.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”

Credit for having coined this quote goes to Abraham Lincoln and it implies that as long as you remain silent people are unaware of your intellect but as soon as you speak, they are bound to find out the big fool that you are.

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

Although there is a bit of uncertainty as to who coined this quote, its truth still remains as accepted and acknowledged in this day and age as it had been when it was first released. It refers to the fact that while it is good to possess knowledge, true wisdom lies in knowing how to apply it effectively. You might be aware of something but it is actually of no good to you unless you can apply it in real life situations.

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”

A quote by Erma Bombeck, it implies that human nature is prone to temptation and that is why you might walk into a store thinking of buying just one item and end up picking up much more. Chances are that when you walk into a store, there are several things that could grab your attention and it just takes a moment for you to include them in your shopping list.