He who laughs last laughs longest

This page is about the saying "He who laughs last laughs longest".

Possible interpretation: This saying advises against anticipating success, or thinking that you have won before you are sure.

Note: A variation is: "He laughs best who laughs last."

Quick Quiz:

The saying "he who laughs last laughs longest" means that

a. a good joke is a long joke

b. the winner has the last laugh

c. the loser has a long time to laugh

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Contributor: Josef Essberger