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

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

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit's an unruly engine, wildly striking
Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer:
Hast thou the knack? pamper read more

Wit's an unruly engine, wildly striking
Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer:
Hast thou the knack? pamper it not with liking;
But if thou want it, buy it not too deare
Many affecting wit beyond their power,
Have got to be a deare fool for an houre.

by George Herbert Found in: Injury Quotes, Wit Quotes,
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Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit.

Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit.

by Lou Brock 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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Wit is far more often a shield than a lance

Wit is far more often a shield than a lance

by Michel De Montaigne Found in: Wit Quotes,
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At our wittes end.

At our wittes end.

by John Heywood Found in: Wit Quotes,
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As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.

As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

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

by Dorothy Parker Found in: Wit Quotes,
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