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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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Jesters do oft prove prophets.

Jesters do oft prove prophets.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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A jest's prosperity lies in the ear
Of him that hears it, never in the tongue
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A jest's prosperity lies in the ear
Of him that hears it, never in the tongue
Of him that makes it.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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(Andrew:) I am not such an ass but I can keep my hand dry. But
what's your jest?
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(Andrew:) I am not such an ass but I can keep my hand dry. But
what's your jest?
(Maria:) A dry jest, sir.
(Andrew:) Are you full of them?
(Maria:) Ay, sir, I have them at my fingers' ends. Marry, now I
let go your hand, I am barren.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Jesting Quotes,
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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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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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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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Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect.
[Fr., La moquerie est souvent une indigence d'esprit.]

Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect.
[Fr., La moquerie est souvent une indigence d'esprit.]

by Samuel Johnson 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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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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