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Wit is educated insolence.
~ Aristotle

 

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Wit is more often a shield than a lance.
~ Anonymous

 

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Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
~ Mark Van Doren

 

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Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
~ Germaine De Stael

 

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Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

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Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.
~ Phaedrus

 

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You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?
~ Peter De Vries

 

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