Terms Of Service
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Terms Of Service
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
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.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Disability is articulated as a struggle, an unnecessary burden that one must overcome to the soundtrack of a string crescendo. But disabled lives are multi-faceted - brimming with personality, pride, ambition, love, empathy, and wit.
There's many a man has more hair than wit.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
Wit is educated insolence.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
W. Somerset Maugham
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here. Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it.
Arthur C. Clarke
Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
I can't stay friends with anyone who doesn't have a passion for something; and, generally speaking, artistic people, creative people carry it right into the kitchen, too. They have a zest for life; the excitement of living. All of the great eaters I've known are also men of great wit.
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
The Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country. It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile, and it can tell us everything about America - except whether we are proud to be Americans.
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