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Jest Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Jest

Please enjoy these Jest Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
- Henry David Thoreau

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To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's
breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
- Friedrich Schiller

Listen closely as those around you speak;
great truths are revealed in jest.
- Javan

 

Life is a jest; and all things show it.
I thought so once; but now I know it.
- Bette Davis

I'm from New York, I make kind of somewhat maybe lewd,
at times - maybe some would say dirty -
jokes.
But in jest.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

I love no woman, for love is a serious business,
not a jest.
- Marie de France

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If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized
by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Never injure a friend, even in jest.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Those who can least bear a jest upon themselves,
will be most diverted with one passed on others.
- Samuel Richardson

A lot of truth is said in jest.
- Eminem

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

Judge of a jest when you have done laughing.
- Robert Lloyd

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight,
the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
and the women come out to cut up what remains,
jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and
go to your gawd like a soldier.
- Rudyard Kipling

Jests that give pains are no jests.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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

Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children
the most terrifying jests.
- Thornton Wilder

The jests of the rich are ever successful.
- Oliver Goldsmith

He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his
imagination for his facts.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
- Francis Bacon

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge
and the dissemination of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Truth is absolute, but only to one person.
My truth is absolute to me, and your truth is absolute to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I am committed to truth, not consistency.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
- Stephanie Klein

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
- The Buddha

The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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