Wit Quotes

Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.

Gerry Mulligan

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

William Shakespeare

But assuming the same premises, to wit, that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations, the right of property in slaves falls to the ground; for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner or property of that other.

William H. Seward

Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.

James Thurber

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.

Henry Fielding

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, but God to man doth speak in solitude.

John Stuart Blackie

Don't set your wit against a child.

Jonathan Swift

Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.

Stendhal

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.

James Boswell

For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.

Sophocles

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.

Antoine Rivarol

Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals.

Harry Hay

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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