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“Our sense of humor is a gift from God which should be controlled as well as cultivated.” -J. Oswald Sanders

“Next to virtue, the fun in this world is what we can least spare.” -Agnes Strickland

Criticized for including humor in a sermon, Charles Spurgeon said: “If you only knew how much I hold back, you would commend me.”  Later writing on the subject, he said: “There are things in these sermons that may produce smiles, but what of them? The preacher is not quite sure about a smile being a sin, and at any rate he thinks it less a crime to cause a momentary laughter than a half-hour of profound slumber.”