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Wit quotes (11)

A witty saying proves nothing.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Wit

Wit is educated insolence.
Aristotle   Category: Wit

His wit invites you by his looks to come But when you knock it never is at home.
William Cowper   Category: Wit

True wit is Nature to advantage dressd What oft was thought but neer so well expressd.
Alexander Pope   Category: Wit

This man [Chesterfield] I thought had been a Lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among Lords.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Wit

The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.
Robertson Davies   Category: Wit

Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of Shakespeares wit.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Wit

Theres a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Dorthy Parker   Category: Wit

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
Mark Van Doren   Category: Wit

WITTICISM n. A sharp and clever remark usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Wit

People who cant be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
George Eliot   Category: Wit