Quotation Explorer - 'Jest'

Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discovered: but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battle. - Plutarch
O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible, As a nose on a man's face, or a weathercock on a steeple. - William Shakespeare
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest. - Samuel Johnson
Niebo jest wtedy, jeśli możemy z daleka patrzeć, jak męczą się inni, a nas to nic a nic nie obchodzi. - Marek Hłasko
Każdy człowiek jest jak Księżyc. Ma swoją drugą stronę, której nie pokazuje nikomu. - Mark Twain
Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire. Jest not with a rude man, lest thine ancestors be disgraced - Sirach
It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. - Martin Luther King Jr.
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. - Aristotle
War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Man: the glory, jest, and riddle of the world. - Alexander Pope
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