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"Long jesting was never good." - George Herbert

"Clumsy jesting is no joke." - Aesop

"Jesting is often only indigence of intellect." - Jean De La Bruyere

"There is no jesting with edge tools." - John Fletcher

"Oh, 'tis jesting, dancing, drinking Spins the heavy world around." - A E Housman

"Leave jesting whiles it pleaseth, lest it turne to earnest." - George Herbert

"The eye and Religion can beare no jesting." - George Herbert

"Jesting and levity lead a man to lewdness." - Rabbi Akiva

"Jesting and levity lead a man to lewdness." - Akiba ben Joseph

"Leave jesting while it pleaseth, lest it turne to earnest." - George Herbert

"Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect." - Samuel Johnson

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

"Jesting is frequently an evidence of the poverty of the understanding." - Voltaire

"Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect. [Fr., La moquerie est souvent une indigence d'esprit.]" - Jean De La Bruyere

"It is good to jest, but not to make a trade of jesting." - Elizabeth I

"Irony is jesting hidden behind gravity. Humor is gravity concealed behind the jest." - John Weiss

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

"If you give a jest, take one. Let all your jokes be truly jokes. Jesting sometimes ends in sad earnest." - James Burgh

"Harmless mirth is the best cordial against the consumption of the spirit; wherefore jesting is not unlawful, if it trespasseth not in quantity, quality, or season." - Thomas Fuller

"Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I have written the tale of our life For a sheltered people's mirth, In jesting guise-but ye are wise, And ye know what the jest is worth." - Rudyard Kipling

"Lightness, jesting, and joking, can only be indulged at the expense of barrenness of soul, and the loss of the favor of God." - Ellen G White

"But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks." - Paul the Apostle

"Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather "giving of thanks" (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise." - Charles Hodge

"Take her to the kitchen," came the order. "If she lies, throw her in the cauldron." "He was jesting about the cauldron, wasn't he? You cannot have a cauldron big enough for a person?" Bard halted, sighed, looked at her with those wide, liquid eyes."We," he said, "have knives." - Nalini Singh

"Of Love-may God exalt you! -the first part is jesting, and the last part is right earnestness. So majestic are its diverse aspects, they are too subtle to be described; their reality can only be apprehended by personal experience. Love is neither disapproved by Religion, nor prohibited by the Law; for every heart is in God's hands." - Ibn Hazm

"A southwest blow on ye and blister you all o'er!' 'The red plague rid you!' 'Toads, beetles, bats, light on you!' 'As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed with raven's feather from unwholesome fen drop on you.' 'Strange stuff' 'Thou jesting monkey thou' 'Apes with foreheads villainous low' 'Pied ninny' 'Blind mole...' -The Caliban Curses" - Gary D. Schmidt

"Take her to the kitchen," came the order. "If she lies, throw her in the cauldron." "He was jesting about the cauldron, was' he? You cannot have a cauldron big enough for a person?" Bard halted, sighed, looked at her with those wide, liquid eyes."We," he said, "have knives." - Nalini Singh

"I believe I understand anti-Semitism which is a very complex movement. I see it as a Jew, but without hatred or fear. I recognize what is anti-Semitism is rude jesting, vulgar jealousy of metier, hereditary prejudice; but also what can be considered as in fact legitimate defence." - Theodor Herzl

"He looked down at his empty glass. "One of the other ways in which I am different from my father," he said. "I am not interested in marrying where I do not love." I spoke in a jesting voice. "And of all the women in the eight provinces, you have not been able to find one you could love?" Now he looked at me again, and his face was completely serious. "That's the problem," he said. "There is one." - Sharon Shinn

"What is truth?' said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Pilate was in advance of his time. For 'truth' itself is an abstract noun, a camel, that is, of a logical construction, which cannot get past the eye even of a grammarian. We approach it cap and categories in hand: we ask ourselves whether Truth is a substanceor a qualityor a relation.... But philosophers should take something more nearly their own size to strain at. What needs discussing rather is the use, or certain uses, of the word 'true.' In vino, possibly, 'veritas,' but in a sober symposium 'verum." - J L Austin



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