He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best

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Many of us are familiar with the proverb “He who laughs last, laughs best.” (which is probably from the  Italian proverb “Ride bene chi ride l’ultimo”). The following are some more thoughts about last laughs.

“He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.” – Bertolt Bretcht

“He who laughs last, thinks slowest.” – Anon.

“He who laughs last didn’t get it.” – Helen Giangregorio

“He who laughs last has planned to tell the story first.” – Lane Olinghouse

“He who laughs, lasts.” – George F. Worts

“Better the last smile than the first laughter.” – John Ray

“He who laughs last, laughs the laughiest.” – Louise Rennison

“He who laughs last probably made a back up.” – Anon.

“He who laughs best today, will also laugh last.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“He who laughs last gets the first laugh after the guy who laughs before him. And if he laughs that time then imagine how good the laugh will be when you last laugh last.” – Michael Kyle, from the show My Wife and Kids


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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18 Responses to He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best

  1. In my youth, I heard it in the form of, “He who laughs last laughs loudest.” Unfortunately, there was no attribution.

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  2. geo. raymond says:

    He who laughs last laughs self consciously.

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  3. SoundEagle says:

    “He who laughs last, last the distance.” – SoundEagle.

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  4. George says:

    I like Helen G’s the best. I know people like that..:)

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  5. He who laughs last, laughs the loudest. °₊·ˈ∗(( ॣ>̶᷇ᗢ<̶᷆ ॣ))∗ˈ‧

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  6. To Nietzsche, i would say,” He who laughs last will end up laughing forever.” 🙂

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  7. *Just laughing* 😀

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  8. Gail Kaufman says:

    I like the John Ray quote the best.

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  9. Whew! Looks like I’m one of the first to laugh 😂😅

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