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“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”
“Conquered people tend to be witty.”
“You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.”
“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.”
“I'll publish, right or wrong: / Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.”
“Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.”
“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.”
“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood”
“There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature; the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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