Quotations on Wit

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Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Man, Wit, Woman)

The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
- Avicenna
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Wit, World)

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Being, Wit, Witty)

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
- William Congreve
(Keywords: Eye, Fool, Wit, World)

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Piety, Tears, Wit, Word)

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Age, Judgment, Will, Wit, Years)

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Actions, Man, May, Meaning, Wit, Words)

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert
(Keywords: Humor, Knowledge, Conversation, Wit, Worth)

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King
(Keywords: Women, Life, American, Lovers, Wit, Witty, Woman)

Alan Ginsberg was fabulous. The man is so filled with energy. He's 65 years old and he's just loaded with energy and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing.
- Ray Manzarek
(Keywords: Charm, Energy, Man, Mind, Old, Racing, Wit, Years)

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
- Elizabeth Montagu
(Keywords: Women, Consequences, Wit, Wounds)

Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome.
- Anne Perry
(Keywords: Time, Thought, People, Mystery, Skill, Wit, Writers)

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.
- Emily Post
(Keywords: Thought, Conversation, Oratory, Wit, Worry)

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol
(Keywords: Society, Talent, People, Wit, Witty, World)

Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Keywords: Imagination, Character, Appearance, Divinity, Wit, Witty)

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare
(Keywords: Fool, Wit, Witty)

Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber
(Keywords: Comedy, Famous, Obscurity, Satire, Saying, Wit, Witty)

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
- James Thurber
(Keywords: Nature, People, Purpose, Fun, Wit, World)

Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
- William Wycherley
(Keywords: Beauty, Ugly, Wit, Woman)









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