A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 07, 2018
“Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused”

"Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Blessed is he who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.—The Old Sourdough” was printed in the Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune on March 9, 1955. “Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself for he will never cease to be amused.-- Ann Reyher” was printed in the Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune on April 17, 1962.

“REMEMBERED QUOTE: ‘Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.’—M. W. Larmour” was printed in Earl Wilson’s syndicated entertainment column on March 20, 1964. It appears that the 1955 citation is the source. There have been many slight variations in the wording.


9 March 1955, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, “In the Wake of the News” by Arch Ward, pt. 3, pg. 1, col. 1:
That’s a Joke
Blessed is he who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.
-- The Old Sourdough

17 April 1962, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, “In the Wake of the News” by David Condon, pt. 3, pg. 1, col. 3:
Sudden Thought
Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself for he will never cease to be amused.
-- Ann Reyher

20 March 1964, Aberdeen (SC) American-News, “Earl Wilson’s New York,” pg. 4, col. 5:
REMEMBERED QUOTE: “Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.”—M. W. Larmour.

Google Books
The Joyful Child:
A Sourcebook of Activities and Ideas for Releasing Children’s Natural Joy

By Peggy Davison Jenkins
Tucson, AZ: Harbinger House
1989
Pg. 114:
Happy is the person who can laugh at himself. He will never cease to be amused.

Google Books
14,000 Quips & Quotes:
For Speakers, Writers, Editors, Preachers, and Teachers

By E. C. McKenzie
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House
1990, ©1980
Pg. 292:
Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.

Google Books
The Best of Barbara Johnson:
Three Bestselling Works Complete in One Volume

By Barbara Johnson
New York, NY: BBS Publishing Corporation
1996
Pg. 308:
HAPPY IS THE WOMAN WHO CAN LAUGH AT HERSELF; SHE WILL NEVER CEASE TO BE AMUSED.

Google Books
Great Days:
50 Ways to Add Energy, Enthusiasm & Enjoyment to Your Life

By Julie Alexander
Garland, TX: Great Days Press
1997
Pg. 47:
“Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they will never cease to be amused. “ Unknown

Google Books
Reader’s Digest Quotable Quotes:
Wit and wisdom for all occasions from America’s most popular magazine

By Reader’s Digest Association.
Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest
1997
Pg. 163:
Happy is the person who can laugh at himself. He will never cease to be amused. — HABIB BOURGUIBA

Quoteland.com
“he who laughs at himself never ceases to be amused”
Flametree
posted 04-04-06 02:52 AM
Found this all over the net as;

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.
~Anonymous

and a few places as;

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
~Shirley MacLaine

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The 5 Degree Principle:
How Small Changes Lead to Big Results

By Shannon Cassidy
Philadelphia, PA: Potential Publishing
2013
Pg. ?:
“Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.” (Anonymous).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, June 07, 2018 • Permalink