Jesting is often only indigence of intellect.
Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.
Jests that give pains are no jests.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.