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Great wits and valours, like great states,
Do sometimes sink with their own weights.

Great wits and valours, like great states,
Do sometimes sink with their own weights.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Do sometimes sink with their own weights.
[Lat., Votre espril en donne aux autres.]

Do sometimes sink with their own weights.
[Lat., Votre espril en donne aux autres.]

by Catherine The Great Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Ev'n wit's a burthen, when it talks too long.

Ev'n wit's a burthen, when it talks too long.

by John Dryden Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is read more

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

by Aristotle Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Irony Quotes, Wit Quotes,
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Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

by William Hazlitt Found in: Wit Quotes,
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An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow.

An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow.

by Richard Baxter Found in: Wit Quotes,
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You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.

by Andreas Gryphius Found in: Wit Quotes,
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I am a fool, I know it; and yet, Heaven help me, I'm poor enough
to be a wit.

I am a fool, I know it; and yet, Heaven help me, I'm poor enough
to be a wit.

by William Congreve Found in: Wit Quotes,
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