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Many a true word is spoken in jest. (Quote by - English proverb)

I myself haveheard averygood jest, and havescornedto seem to have so sillya wit as to understand it.(Quote by - Webster)

A friend must not be injured, even in jest. (Quote by - Syrus)

Love taught me that your honour did but jest.(Quote by - Greene)

What things have we seen, Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtil flame, As if that every one from whence they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool, the rest Of his dull life.(Quote by - Beaumont)

In squandering wealth was his peculiar art: Nothing went unrewarded, but desert. Beggared by fools, whom still he found too late: He had his jest, and they had his estate.(Quote by - Dryden)

Great men may jest with saints; 'tis wit in them; But, in the less foul profanation. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Sweetest love I do not go, For weariness of thee, Nor in hope the world can show A fitter Love for me; But since that I Must die at last,'tis best, To use myself in jest Thus by feigned deaths to die.(Quote by - Donne)

Nice philosophy May tolerate unlikelyarguments, But heaven admits no jest.(Quote by - Ford)

Be fond of the man who jests at his scars, if you like; but never believe he is being on the level with you. (Quote by - Pamela Hansford Johnson)

Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. (Quote by - Aristotle)

Judge of a jest when you have done laughing. (Quote by - William Lloyd)

All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. (Quote by - Paul Simon)

Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it. (Quote by - John Gay)

Jesting is often only indigence of intellect. (Quote by - Jean de La Bruyère)

Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!(Quote by - Pope)

A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification. (Quote by - Helen Rowland)

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Jests that give pains are no jests. (Quote by - Miguel de Cervantes)


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