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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.

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Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite
jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne read more

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!

by William Shakespeare Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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That's a good joke but we do it much better in England.

That's a good joke but we do it much better in England.

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A college joke to cure the dumps.

A college joke to cure the dumps.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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Joking decides great things,
Stronger and better oft than earnest can.

Joking decides great things,
Stronger and better oft than earnest can.

by John Milton Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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Of all the griefs that harass the distress'd,
Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest;
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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.

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No time to break jests when the heartstrings are about to be
broken.

No time to break jests when the heartstrings are about to be
broken.

by Thomas Fuller Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp
sting behind it.
[Lat., Aspere read more

A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp
sting behind it.
[Lat., Aspere facetiae, ubi nimis ex vero traxere,
Acram sui memoriam relinquunt.]

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A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a
pocket.

A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a
pocket.

by John Dennis Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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A jest loses its point when the jester laughs himself.
[Ger., Des Spass verliert Alles, wenn der Spassmacher selber read more

A jest loses its point when the jester laughs himself.
[Ger., Des Spass verliert Alles, wenn der Spassmacher selber
lacht.]

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