Serious Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old serious quotes, serious sayings, and serious proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them. Werner Heisenberg
Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.” Cato the Elder
Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed. Dejan Stojanovic
Nothing is more comical than seriousness understood as a virtue that has to precede all important literature Julio Cortazar
We take life so serious at times, worrying about the little things, until we get to the end of our lives and wonder why we did. Ron Baratono
So we won't take ourselves too seriously. Because taking something serious doesn't make it go away any faster. In fact, it keeps making it a little bit worse. Ram Dass
Men should learn to live with the same seriousness with which children play. Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches. Robert M. Hutchins
Man's maturity: to have regained the seriousness that he had as a child at play. Friedrich Nietzsche
Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up. Michael J. Gelb
No human thing is of serious importance. Plato
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. Oscar Wilde
Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other. Al Franken
When the situation is serious, don’t be funny; and when the situation is funny, don’t be serious! Mehmet Murat ildan
Serious people are not easily distracted! Israelmore Ayivor
A person should neither serious nor curious, to the thing which will not profitable for him/her life Rashid Jorvee
When we laugh at the joy in everyday life we realise that the world is not such a serious place after all. Dee Waldeck
Ultimate seriousness in not without a dose of humor. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. Robert M. Hutchins
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. Samuel Butler
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them. Niels Bohr
Seriousness is the deepest pleasure we have. Leonard Cohen