„It is depressing to hear the unfortunate or dying man jest.“

—  Anton Pavlovitch Tchékhov, livro On the Road, On the Road
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„1800. Make not a Jest of another Man's Infirmity. Remember thy own.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727)

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„Man’s life is but a jest,
A dream, a shadow, bubble, air, a vapor at the best.“

—  George Walter Thornbury British writer 1828 - 1876
The Jester’s Sermon. Compare: "Life is a jest and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it", John Gay, My own Epitaph; "Life is an empty dream", Robert Browning, Paracelsus, ii.; "Life ’s but a series of trifles at best", Anonymous.

„Irony is jesting hidden behind gravity. Humor is gravity concealed behind the jest.“

—  John Weiss United States clergyman and abolitionist 1818 - 1879
Wit, Humor, and Shakespeare: Twelve essays (1876), p. 63.

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„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 Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799
Aphorisms (1765-1799), Notebook K (1789-1793), K 46 Variant translation: A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

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„There is no jesting with edge tools.“

—  John Fletcher, The Little French Lawyer
The Little French Lawyer (c. 1619–23; published 1647), Act IV, scene vii.

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„I think Vajpayee is a dyed-in-the-wool RSS man.“

—  Atal Bihari Vajpayee 10th Prime Minister of India 1924 - 2018
Prof. Paul Brass, as quoted in Elst, K. On Modi Time : Merits And Flaws of Hindu Activism In Its Day Of Incumbency – 2015.

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