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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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Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities; the meeting
of extremes round a corner.

Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities; the meeting
of extremes round a corner.

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What silly people wits are!
[Lat., Que les gens d'esprit sont betes.]

What silly people wits are!
[Lat., Que les gens d'esprit sont betes.]

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The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.

The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.

by Christian Nestell Bovee Found in: Wit Quotes,
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People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.

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

by George Eliot Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.

by Mark Van Doren 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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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 consists in seeing the resemblance between things which differ, and the difference between things which are alike

Wit consists in seeing the resemblance between things which differ, and the difference between things which are alike

by Madame De Stael Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit is the lowest form of humor.

Wit is the lowest form of humor.

by Alexander Pope Found in: History Quotes, Wit Quotes,
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