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And however are Dennises take offence, A double meaning shows double sense; And if proverbs tell truth, A double tooth Is wisdom's adopted dwelling. (Quote by - Thomas Hood)

A college joke to cure the dumps. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

That's a good joke but we do it much better in England. (Quote by - General James Edward Oglethorpe)

Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect.(Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

If anything is spoken in jest, it is not fair to turn it to earnest.(Quote by - Titus Maccius Plautus)

A joke's a very serious thing. (Quote by - Charles Churchill)

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times. And now how abhorred in my imagination it is! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Of all the griefs that harass the distress'd, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest; Fate never wounds more deep the generous heart, Than when a blockhead's insult points the dart. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Jesters do oft prove prophets. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Joking set aside. (Quote by - Caius Caecilius Secundus)

A jest loses its point when the jester laughs himself. (Quote by - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller)

Jest not with the two-edged sword of God's word. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller)

A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket. (Quote by - John Dennis)

A jester, a bad character. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

Joking decides great things, Stronger and better oft than earnest can. (Quote by - John Milton)

Less at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance, Make not thy sport abuses: for the fly That feeds on dung is colored thereby. (Quote by - George Herbert)

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)

No time to break jests when the heartstrings are about to be broken. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller)

People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)

A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it.(Quote by - Caius Cornelius Tacitus)

He that will lose his friend for a jest, deserves to die a beggar by the bargain. (Quote by - Thomas Fuller)


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