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laugh and the world laughs with you weep and you weep alone

laugh and the world laughs with you weep and you weep alone in Culture

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone definition


People prefer cheerfulness in others. A person who is cheerful will have company, but someone who is gloomy will often be alone. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, a poet of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is the author of this saying.

The American HeritageĀ® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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