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The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.
You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless, lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors, was happy, was miserable.
Humans are an infant species, a mere 150,000 years old. But, armed with a massive brain, we've not only survived, we've used our wits to adapt to and flourish in habitats as varied as deserts, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, wetlands and high mountain ranges.
Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.
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 for the fun of it.
Louisa May Alcott
When you are dealing with a child, keep all your wits about you, and sit on the floor.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Jigging veins of rhyming mother wits.
It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits.
He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
I love to have battles of the wits with people that can dish fast and dirty - and it leads to problems occasionally, 'cause I can sound mean without attempting to be mean.
It is only when you watch the dense mass of thousands of ants, crowded together around the Hill, blackening the ground, that you begin to see the whole beast, and now you observe it thinking, planning, calculating. It is an intelligence, a kind of live computer, with crawling bits for its wits.
The time the moon is going back, the blood that is in a person does be weakening, but when the moon is strong, the blood that moves strong in the same way. And it to be at the full, it drags the wits along with it, the same as it drags the tide.
The fact is that America's weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting.
Good wits will jump.
Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Happy the country that lives on nothing but its wits; cursed be the one that thinks it can get rich by planting or digging or drilling for wealth.
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
Out of economic hardship can come change - we are suddenly cast onto our wits and our talents and our resources and our strengths, as we lose all the choices we once had.
John F. Kennedy
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