Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.

Wit is educated insolence.

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

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The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.

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Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.


In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.

Don't set your wit against a child.

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.

Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure.

Wit image quote by African Proverbs

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.

Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.

Wit is more often a shield than a lance.

Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.

Wit image quote by Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is whithin. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.

There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards?

A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant;

one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.

In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise.

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

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.

Wit image quote by Maya Angelou

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

Neither have they hearts to stay, nor wit enough to run away.

He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit.

A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

Wit image quote by Lolly Daskal

The biggest step in changing the world around you is to change the world within you.

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.

Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination.

Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.

Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well.

" For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on.

Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.

Wit image quote by Saint Augustine

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.

Brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes.

Coffee falls into the stomach ... ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop ... the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink...

The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.

Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit.

He who has provoked the shaft of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.

There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit.

Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed.

He's winding up the watch of his wit. By and by it will strike.

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.

One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.

Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!