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Wit

Total Quotes : 83
Great Man Pass

The banalities of a great man pass for wit.

- Alexander Chase

Art Narrow

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

- Alexander Pope

Which Far

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.

- Alexander Pope

Humor Lowest Form

Wit is the lowest form of humor.

- Alexander Pope

Mild Affections

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.

- Alexander Pope

Wits Dunce

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.

- Alexander Pope

Being Funny Infectious

The real challenge lies in maintaining dignity while being funny. I am in awe of Krushna Abhishek's energy and Bharti Singh's wit. They are infectious and selfless.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Silence Fools

Silence is the wit of fools.

- Anatole France

Too Having

To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.

- Andre Maurois

Play Over

Different identity groups hold specific levels of power over others when their battles play out in the media. To wit: Black beats white. Gay beats white. Black beats gay.

- Andrew Breitbart

People More

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

- Antoine Rivarol

Intelligence Educated

Wit is educated insolence.

- Aristotle

Face Most

Wit is the most rascally, contemptible, beggarly thing on the face of the earth.

- Arthur Murphy

Through Rocker

I go through stages. Randomly, I'll be attracted to a crazy rocker with tattoos. And I find that I'm extremely attracted to ambition and wit.

- Ashley Greene

Next Quote

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.

- Christian Nestell Bovee

Reason Some

I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason. I feel like all you had was your wit.

- Colin Quinn

Good Manners Compass

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.

- Colley Cibber

Song Brilliant

The best song lyrics seem to me so artful, so brilliant, so warm and humorous, with both passion and wit, that my admiration is matched only by my envy.

- David Lehman

New Direct

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

Think I Think

I think puns are not just the lowest form of wit, but the lowest form of human behavior.

- John Oliver

Understand Dry

Americans just don't understand dry wit.

- John Oliver

Work May

No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.

- John Selden

Doth Glittering

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

- John Stuart Blackie

Humor Sense Of Humor

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

- John Zorn

Against Set

Don't set your wit against a child.

- Jonathan Swift

World Divided

The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.

- Avicenna

May His

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.

- Benjamin Franklin

Will Judgment

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

- Benjamin Franklin

Politics Ideological

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

- Harry Hay

Mind Becoming

The slow rhythm of the body, the insistent rhythm of the wit, were they becoming irreconcilable in modern civilisation? The sedentary life, frustration and irritability; work with the body, fatigue - and peace of mind.

- Henry Williamson

Romance Sensibility

A man has to have sensibility, wit, mystery, tolerance, and strength... Romance also helps.

- Carolina Herrera

Smarts Provoked

He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.

- James Boswell

Witty Makes

Your wit makes others witty.

- Catherine the Great

Sad Sad Thing

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.

- Jean de la Bruyere

University Studied

My mother studied English and drama at the University of Pennsylvania, where my father studied architecture. She was a great influence in all sorts of ways, a wicked wit.

- Donald Barthelme

Pretty Make

Wit doesn't make girls pretty.

- Jeanne Calment

Charm His

Dad was synonymous with his charm and wit and grace, and it was sort of the perfect way to go for him.

- Jennifer Grant

Sense Of Humor May

There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl's sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things.

- Jensen Ackles

Wounds Apt

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.

- Elizabeth Montagu

Humor Explosion

Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.

- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Genius Reason

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.

- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Over Lasts

I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun.

- Elliott Erwitt

Love Friendly

Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure.

- Emanuel Celler

Woman Figure

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.

- Florence King

Education Study

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

- Francis Bacon

Superiority Grin

Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude.

- Frank Muir

Humor More

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

- George Herbert

Truth Itself

The well of true wit is truth itself.

- George Meredith

Proverb Many

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

- Lord John Russell

Very Particular

The Sarajevans have a very particular world view - a mordant wit coupled with this unbearable sadness and... truckloads of guts, you know.

- Geraldine Brooks

Strength Reminders

Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.

- Germaine Greer

Because Melody

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

- Gerry Mulligan

Knowing Alike

Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things that differ, and the difference of things that are alike.

- Madame de Stael

Alike Which

Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.

- Madame de Stael

Work Committed

My work requires acting at its most committed - it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn't work for narcissistic or selfish actors.

- Mike Leigh

Know Maketh

Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.

- Philip Sidney

Thought Applying

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.

- Pierre Bayle

Woman Outwit

Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.

- Minna Antrim

Gift Knew

Christopher Hitchens was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker, and to those who knew him well, he was a gift from - dare I say it - God.

- Graydon Carter

Will Thy

Wit thou well that I will not live long after thy days.

- Thomas Malory

Mind Disease

Idleness of the mind is much worse than that of the body: wit, without employment, is a disease - the rust of the soul, a plague, a hell itself.

- Samuel Smiles

Mind Frailty

And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.

- Thomas Shadwell

Broken Young

Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.

- Thomas Willis

Marriage Grave

Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.

- Margaret Cavendish

Idiot According

Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years.

- Margaret Cavendish

Mind Racing

Alan Ginsberg was fabulous. The man is so filled with energy. He's 65 years old and he's just loaded with energy and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing.

- Ray Manzarek

Hard Irreverence

Irreverence is easy - what's hard is wit.

- Tom Lehrer

Two Cannot

You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits.

- Neil Kinnock

Dark Only

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.

- Mark Van Doren

Modesty Which

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.

- Richard Steele

Game Perfect

Tennis: the most perfect combination of athleticism, artistry, power, style, and wit. A beautiful game, but one so remorselessly travestied by the passage of time.

- Martin Amis

Treat Never

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.

- Noel Coward

Which True Wisdom

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.

- Mary Astell

Quick Am

I'm not a quick wit. I'm only funny on paper. I mean, I'm not totally humorless! It's just that in person, I'm not quite the way I am on paper.

- Mary Roach

Paris Poise

In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise.

- Virgil Thomson

Alive Activity

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.

- Robert Herrick

Dislike Which

There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.

- Stephen Leacock

Encourage Sharpen

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.

- Roger Ascham

Here Sharpen

Let the master praise him, and say, 'Here ye do well.' For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.

- Roger Ascham

Woman Constant

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

- William Congreve

Cut Diamond

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.

- William Congreve

Glass Occupation

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.

- William Congreve

Fool Does

He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?

- William Wycherley