A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
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.
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.
Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, but God to man doth speak in solitude.
Don't set your wit against a child.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
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.
For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.
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