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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

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.

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