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“Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast”
“Women are strange and incomprehensible, a device invented by Providence to keep the wit of man well sharpened by constant employment”
“It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.”
“Wit is a treacherous dart. It is perhaps the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself in one's own back.”
“Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.”
“An ounce of wit is worth a pound of argument”
“Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly”
Michel de Montaigne
“The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.”
“If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.”
Francis Bacon 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.”
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