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Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty
Joseph Addison
Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds divide
John Dryden
He thought he was a wit, and he was half right.
Joseph Addison
I soon found that wit, like every other power, has its boundaries; that its success depends upon the aptitude of others to receive impressions; and that as some bodies, indissoluble by heat, can set the furnace and crucible at defiance, there are min
Samuel Johnson
Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention; there are many books that owe their success to two things; good memory of those who write them, and the bad memory of those who read them
Charles Caleb Colton
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey of a wit to his home town: yet such pleasures and such pains make up the general mass of life; and as nothing is little to him that feels it with gre
Samuel Johnson
No matter how much restriction civilization imposes on the individual, he nevertheless finds some way to circumvent it. Wit is the best safety valve modern man has evolved; the more civilization, the more repression, the more need there is for wit."
Sigmund Freud
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Alexander Pope
Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly
Michel de Montaigne
Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Wit is cultured insolence.
Aristotle
Wit is educated insolence.
Aristotle
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion
Friedrich Nietzsche
Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity
Joseph Addison
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
Mark Twain
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