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“There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.”
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it”
“Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.”
François de la Rochefoucauld
“Brevity is the soul of wit.”
“There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.”
“Wit is a treacherous dart. It is perhaps the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself in one's own back.”
“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.”
“Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief”
“There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.”
“Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit”
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