Joking and losing often move together.

If you make your friend a laughing stock then there is every possibility of losing him.

Joking boils the blood in your friend, and mild praise is the best lance to stab, that means, to conquer the heart of your friend.

From:Chinmoy,Chandelier, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1959
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