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 Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus) once said...

A bitter jest, when it comes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it. [Lat., Aspere facetiae, ubi nimis ex vero traxere, Acram sui memoriam relinquunt.]

In Jesting Quotes, by Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus) , Source: Annales (XV, 68)

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