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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 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.
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
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.
Wit doesn't make girls pretty.
I'm keeping my acerbic wit completely fueled.
Irreverence is easy - what's hard is wit.
Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
The Sarajevans have a very particular world view - a mordant wit coupled with this unbearable sadness and... truckloads of guts, you know.
You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits.
I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.
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.
I get the impression the English kings were witty, for some reason. I feel like all you had was your wit.
There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one.
Lord John Russell
Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one's wit at the expense of one's better nature.
Charles de Secondat
My dad was a very funny man - he's the one who taught me life would be awfully hard without humor! I'm sure his Irish wit in some way influenced my decision to become an actress.
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.
Dad was synonymous with his charm and wit and grace, and it was sort of the perfect way to go for him.
Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
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.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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