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“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.”
“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”
“A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.”
“Outward beauty is not enough; to be attractive a woman must use words, wit, playfulness, sweet-talk, and laughter to transcend the gifts of Nature”
“Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.”
Richard Steele Sr.
“Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.”
Walter Savage Landor
“You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits.”
“I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.”
“Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.”
“No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool”
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