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A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
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Lord Chesterfield

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Avoid witicisms at the expense of others.
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Horace Mann

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Brevity is the body and soul of wit.
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Jean Paul

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He who has provoked the shaft of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.
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Samuel Johnson

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He's winding up the watch of his wit. By and by it will strike.
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William Shakespeare

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Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.
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Lucretius

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Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
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Aristotle

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People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
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George Eliot

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The banalities of a great man pass for wit.
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Alexander Chase

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To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
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Andre Maurois

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True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed.
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Alexander Pope

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Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
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Dorothy Parker

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Wit is educated insolence.
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Aristotle

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Wit is more often a shield than a lance.
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Source Unknown

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Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
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Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
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William Hazlitt

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Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
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Noel Coward

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Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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Ambrose Bierce

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