When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.
A lot of truth is said in jest.
Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.
The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.