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Horace - Walter Ralegh - Proverbs - William Shakespeare - Samuel Johnson - Henry David Thoreau - Dorothy Parker  

 

 

96,060.  Jesting decides great things

Stronglier, and better oft than earnest can.  Horace, Satires 

 

780.  Why should truth not be impress’d

Beneath the cover of a jest.  (Truth & Jest)  ibid.

 

 

9,129.  Only we die in earnest, that’s no jest.  (Death & Jest)  Walter Ralegh c.1552-1618, On the Life of Man

 

 

56,811.  Many a true word is spoken in jest.  (Proverb & Jest)  Late 14th century proverb

 

 

57,369.  A jest’s prosperity lies in the ear

Of him that hears it, never in the tongue

Of him that makes it.  William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost V ii869

 

 

58,586.  Jesters do oft prove prophets.  (Prophet & Jest)  William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear V iii 69, Regan

 

 

57,370.  Of all the griefs that harass the distressed,

Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest;

Fate never wounds more deep the gen’rous heart,

Than when a blockhead’s insult points the dart.  (Insult & Jest)  Samuel Johnson, London 1738               

 

 

77,845.  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.  (Jest & Sex)  Henry David Thoreau

 

 

93,450.  There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit.  Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.  (Wit & Joke & Jest)  Dorothy Parker