List Of Proverbs About Jokes

List Of Proverbs About Jokes

It is a wise man who can laugh at his own jokes. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Always tell the truth in the form of a joke. ~ Armenian Proverbs

Marry for money, my little sonny, a rich man’s joke is always funny. ~ Hebrew Proverb

If I am seen I am joking; if I am not seen I steal. ~ German Proverbs

He that jokes confesses. ~ Italian Proverbs

Do not make jokes that cost more than a ruble. ~ Russian Proverbs

A poor joke must invent its own laughter. ~ Latin Proverbs

A joke is often the hole through which truth whistles. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Quotations about Jokes & Joking

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds andjokes. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas

Making people uncomfortable is one of my hobbies. I’m always hoping that half the people get the jokeand the other half are the joke. ~ Josh Homme

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching. ~ Baltasar Gracian

British politics, as the world knows, is a joke. Yet it’s rarely funny. ~ Steven Patrick Morrissey

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention. ~ Theodor Adorno

If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joke? ~ Steven Wright

After a while, a joke, if you say it too much, just becomes contrived, or fake-sounding. ~ Dave Chappelle

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can only mean one thing. ~ Ronnie Barker

The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener’s mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn’t expect to go. ~ Max Eastman

Every time a woman makes herself laugh at her husband’s often told jokes she betrays him. The man who looks at his woman and says “What would I do without you?” is already destroyed. ~ Germaine Greer

Even the gods love jokes. ~ Plato

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. ~ George Eliot

A rich man’s joke is always funny. ~ Thomas Edward Brown

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. ~ Fred A. Allen

A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion. ~ George Orwell Quotes

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me. ~ Robert Frost

Granting our wish is one of Fate’s saddest jokes. ~ James Russell Lowell

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. ~ Will Rogers

The right honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jokes and his imagination for his facts. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Jokes are grievances. ~ Marshal Mcluhn

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded. ~ George Orwell

It’s much easier to make jokes about sensitive issues if there is some dissent, some conflict. ~ Mo Rocca

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? ~ Dick Clark

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. ~ H. P. Lovecraft

In polite society one laughs at all the jokes, including the ones one has heard before. ~ Frank Dane

Nothing is a better icebreaker than a great joke. ~ Dane Cook

If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime. ~ Jon Stewart

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. ~ Sidney Madwed

I think repeating yourself is a sign of old age, telling the same joke again and again. Especially if they’re jokes that don’t make people laugh. ~ Simon Le Bon

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. ~ Max Eastman

I try to visit people in hospitals when I can, smiling and joking while I’m there. But when I leave, I just start crying. ~ Loretta Lynn

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked, a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke, when I think about myself. ~ Maya Angelou

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren’t. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

It is a good deed to forget a poor joke. ~ Brendan Behan

They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure. ~ Ernest Hemingway

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. ~ David Ogilvy

For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies. ~ Laurence Sterne

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. ~ Joseph Conrad

It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. ~ T.S. Eliot

When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laugh. So you become the hero rather than the victim of the joke. ~ Nora Ephron

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. ~ H. G. Wells

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. ~ Will Rogers

It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding. ~ Sydney Smith

The gods too are fond of a joke. ~ Edward Albee

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive. ~ Stella Benson

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself. ~ Clifton Fadiman

The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech. ~ Orlando A. Battista

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. ~ Arnold H. Glasow

Most jokes state a bitter truth. ~ Larry Gelbart

Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars. ~ George Mikes

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents. ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue — agree with him. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

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

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. ~ Will Rogers

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

People confuse the subject of the joke with the target of the joke, and they’re very rarely the same. ~ Ricky Gervais

Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one? ~ George Bernard Shaw

Sex is God’s joke on human beings. ~ Bette Davis

With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law, and every time they make a law it’s a joke. ~ Will Rogers

If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again. ~ Groucho Marx

Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes. ~ Martin Short

Life is God’s joke on us. It’s our mission to figure out the punch line. ~ John Guarrine

If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes. ~ Bob Edwards

Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it. ~ Jack Handey