What is sense of humour?

Famous quotes containing the words sense of, humour and/or sense:

    Our sense of duty must often wait for some work which shall take the place of dilettanteism [sic] and make us feel that the quality of our action is not a matter of indifference.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    It is merely a linguistic peculiarity, not a logical fact, that we say “that is red” instead of “that reddens,” either in the sense of growing, becoming, red, or in the sense of making something else red.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)