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“You know I am a woman, lacking wit.”
“My witness is the empty sky.”
“Wit without discretion is a sword in the hand of a fool”
“Wit consists in seeing the resemblance between things which differ, and the difference between things which are alike”
Madame de Stael
“Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit”
“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.”
“Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly”
Michel de Montaigne
“Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.”
Richard Steele Sr.
“There is small disproportion betwixt a fool who useth not wit because he hath it not and him that useth it not when it should avail him.”
“There is one single fact which we may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed”
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