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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?
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.
I'm keeping my acerbic wit completely fueled.
Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
The Americans just have a great sort of wit about them.
I think British journalists do well in America because the newspaper culture there is so strong - telling stories and presenting them readably is in their DNA. British newspapers get a terrible rap, but they are brilliant in their presentation, most of them, so full of vitality and literary wit.
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.
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.
Irreverence is easy - what's hard is wit.
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
The Sarajevans have a very particular world view - a mordant wit coupled with this unbearable sadness and... truckloads of guts, you know.
Wit doesn't make girls pretty.
Your wit makes others witty.
Catherine the Great
I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.
I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason. I feel like all you had was your wit.
What I treasure most at any moment is intimacy, surprise, a sense of mystery, wit, depth and love. A handful of cherished friends offer me this, and the occasional singer or film-maker or artist. But my most reliable sources of electricity are Henry David Thoreau, Shakespeare, Melville and Emily Dickinson.
There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
I have never been one for musicians. I know girls are supposed to go crazy for frontmen who close their eyes when they sing and nod their heads when the drums kick in, but I'm like Shania Twain with that stuff: That don't impress me much. I'll take wit and brains over the ability to carry a tune any day.
England gave me a chance. It's a very individual country where people have a personal style; they don't all follow a trend. The subtlety and wit of England is incredible, and they are very creative.
Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
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
Dad was synonymous with his charm and wit and grace, and it was sort of the perfect way to go for him.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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