Quotations on Jest

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Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.
- Bette Davis
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Jest, Now)

I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest.
- Marie de France
(Keywords: Love, Business, Jest, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Character, Jest, Man, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Cynic, Jest, Justification, Wit)

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Keywords: War, Delight, Jest, Trade)









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