Listen closely as those around you speak; great truths are revealed in jest.
Jester do often prove prophets.
Call your husband cuckold in jest, an he'll never suspect you.
We never know where we go when we are going, We jest and shut the door; Fate - following behind us -bolts it, And we accost no more.
I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent
Nice philosophy May tolerate unlikelyarguments, But heaven admits no jest.
Love taught me that your honour did but jest.
All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
Better lose a jest than a friend.
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
A lot of truth is said in jest.
To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in anothers breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
Those who can least bear a jest upon themselves, will be most diverted with one passed on others.