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Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years.
In the old days of literature, only the very thick-skinned - or the very brilliant - dared enter the arena of literary criticism. To criticise a person's work required equal measures of erudition and wit, and inferior critics were often the butt of satire and ridicule.
He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.
The banalities of a great man pass for wit.
And the people who live in the southern part of my state do not have a secure environment. To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say, 'Warning. You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area.'
One of the great things about the 'Iron Man' franchise is that they employ fascinating actors who don't necessarily do action movies. Before 'Iron Man' you didn't associate Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow with those kinds of films. There's an emphasis on repartee and wit.
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.
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification.
Your wit makes others witty.
Catherine the Great
Giving votes in exchange for ideological support. To wit: identity politics for homosexuals.
The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
Jean de la Bruyere
Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?
And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
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.
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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