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


My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world. - George Bernard Shaw


A good old man, Sir. He will be talking. As they say, when the age is in, the wit is out. - William Shakespeare


Humor is another of the soul's weapons in the fight for self-preservation. It is well known that humour more than anything else in the human makeup, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds. - Viktor E. Frankl


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


Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all. - John Kenneth Galbraith


It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself. - Lord Oliver Cromwell


Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted. (The Little Gypsy) - Miguel de Cervantes


Jesting, often, only proves a want of intellect. [Fr., La moquerie est souvent une indigence d'esprit] - Samuel Johnson