Wit Quotes

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.

Lord John Russell

A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.

Lord Chesterfield

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.

William Congreve

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.

Alexander Pope

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.

John Donne

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.

Jim Ramstad

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

Benjamin Franklin

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

And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.

Thomas Shadwell

I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.

John Zorn

Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.

Emily Post

Power does not consist in striking with force or with frequency, but in striking true.

Honor de Balzac

One withers, another grows.

Albom, Mitch

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say no when they mean yes, and drive a man out of his wits just for the fun of it.

Alcott, Louisa May

The bloom is gone, and with the bloom go I.

Matthew Arnold

I'm known for yokin jacks and beatin em wit smokin gats, Leavin token blacks with broken backs and open caps.

Lamont Coleman

Education with socialists, it's like sex, all right as long as you don't have to pay for it.

Alan Bennett

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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