What is the meaning of "He who laughs last laughs best"?


The saying "He who laughs last laughs best" means that the person who comes out on top in the end is the one who is ultimately the happiest. The person who is too quick to gloat often does not win when all is said and done.

Many times an apparent loser is really just being more wise and deliberate. An example is the story of the race between the hare and the tortoise. In his overconfidence, the hare bragged and celebrated throughout much of the race as the tortoise just kept quietly working. In the end, the tortoise got the last, and the best, laugh by defeating the tortoise.

Q&A Related to "What is the meaning of "He who laughs last laughs..."
It's an italian proverb. Ride bene chi ride l'ultimo He who laughs last, laughs best
The laughing last quote means: You may laugh now, thinking
That someone might laugh or get satisfaction during the process but, in the end, the one who stands for justice & waits for it all to play out will get the last & best laugh
Blake Edwards
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