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Wit is educated insolence.
ARISTOTLE
Wit is cultured insolence.
ARISTOTLE
Idleness leads to insolence.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.
MARK TWAIN
He has to learn that petulance is no sarcasm, and that insolence is not invective
BENJAMIN DISRAELI
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence.
ELIAS CANETTI
The most rebellious thing you can do is get educated. Forget what they told you in school. Get educa...
JOSS SHELDON
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
RUMI
The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
SEO is DEAD in the eyes of the people who know LESS about it.
J. ORACOY
Seeing, touching is believing!
THOMAS FLAJNIK - ANTICHIMERAPODAL
He has to learn that petulance is no sarcasm, and that insolence is not invective
BENJAMIN DISRAELI
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence.
ELIAS CANETTI
Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination ope...
PEGGY NOONAN
Stupidity is brief and guileless, while wit equivocates and hides. Wit is a scoundrel, while stupidi...
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination opera...
PEGGY NOONAN
We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.
ANDRE MAUROIS
Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON
Silence is the wit of fools.
ANATOLE FRANCE
The Germans wit is in his fingers.
GEORGE HERBERT
Wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas.
PATRICK O'BRIAN
Sense is our helmet, wit is but the plume; The plume exposes, 'tis our helmet saves. Sense is ...
EDWARD YOUNG
Brevity is the soul of wit.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.
J.K. ROWLING
Impropriety is the soul of wit.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
THOMAS MIDDLETON
Patron: One who countenances, supports or protects. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, a...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply...
DOROTHY PARKER
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
AVICENNA
The hair that covers the wit is more than the wit, for the greater hides the less.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
OSCAR WILDE
Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and w...
LOU BROCK
Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and ...
LOU BROCK
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
ALEXANDER POPE
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
FRIEDRICH WILHELM NIETZSCHE
Wit is the epitaph of an emotion
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
BISOW........ (Brevity is the soul of Wit)
ANKALA V SUBBARAO
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
OSCAR WILDE
Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.
JOHN FOWLES
He is totally unknown at present, except by historians. He is possibly the greatest unknown photogra...
LEE BRUMBAUGH
Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wi...
LILY TOMLIN
Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.
G. K. CHESTERTON
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relatio...
MARK TWAIN
The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.
EDWARD ABBEY
He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it
JAMES BOSWELL
Ev'n wit's a burthen, when it talks too long.
JOHN DRYDEN
When I got through with him, he was all covered wit' blood, my blood
JIMMY DURANTE
He had this never-flagging satirical wit that was always entertaining -- except when you were in the...
ARTHUR GELB
The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind ...
RENE MAGRITTE
Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Irreverence is easy - what's hard is wit.
TOM LEHRER
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be so; and insolence, if unpunished, increases.
PIERRE CORNEILLE
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be so; and insolence, if unpunished, increases.
PIERRE CORNEILLE
Whatever is unknown is magnified
PUBLIUS CORNELIUS TACITUS
Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities; the meeting of extremes round a corner.
LEIGH HUNT (JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT)
Wit is far more often a shield than a lance
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
In doing of either, let wit bear a stroke,/ For buying or selling of pig in a poke.
THOMAS TUSSER
Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shoptalk of the scientist and the consolation of the housewife, ...
PHYLLIS MCGINLEY
He's sort of a loose cannon with a quick wit, ... He's somebody who of course is intense. I always w...
LEE TERGESEN
At our wittes end.
JOHN HEYWOOD
Less judgment than wit, is more sail than ballast.
WILLIAM PENN
Wit, now and then, struck smartly, shows a spark.
WILLIAM COWPER
This man [Chesterfield] I thought had been a lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among lor...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back ...
EDWARD FITZGERALD
sharp, dry wit and his brash dealings with contestants.
LAUREN CORRAO
Design is an unknown.
GEOFFREY BEENE
The world is full of educated derelicts
CALVIN COOLIDGE
It's fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everyb...
JOHN LENNON
There is nothing as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
WILL ROGERS
There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get off the thing that he was educated in.
WILL ROGERS
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
WILL ROGERS
His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock, it never is at home.
WILLIAM COWPER
Do sometimes sink with their own weights. [Lat., Votre espril en donne aux autres.]
CATHERINE, THE GREAT
Aristotle said , , , melancholy men of all others are most witty.
ROBERT BURTON
An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow.
RICHARD BAXTER
The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.
CHRISTIAN NESTELL BOVEE
You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.
ANDREAS GRYPHIUS
Surely anybody with a half a wit can figure out some other way to get what they?re after.
DON MITCHELL
Wit is a treacherous dart. It is perhaps the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself i...
GEOFFREY BOCCA
Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond
WILLIAM CONGREVE
Many live by their wits but few by their wit
DR. LAURENCE J. PETER
He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it
JAMES BOSWELL
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery ...
ARISTOTLE
As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
With little wit and ease to suit them, They whirl in narrow circling trails, Like kittens play...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
In all thy humors, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, hast so m...
JOSEPH ADDISON
The world is full of educated derelicts
SUNDAY ADELAJA
A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.
LORD JOHN RUSSELL (1)
There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
WILL ROGERS
There is nothing as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
WILL ROGERS
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.
CERVANTES (MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA)
Great wits and valours, like great states, Do sometimes sink with their own weights.
SAMUEL BUTLER (1)
We grant, although he had much wit, H' was very shy of using it, As being loth to wear it out,...
SAMUEL BUTLER (1)
What silly people wits are! [Lat., Que les gens d'esprit sont betes.]
PIERRE AUGUSTE CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS
At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30, the wit; at 40, the judgment.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
NOEL COWARD
It is by such encounters that wits come to know each other. [Ger., Les beaux esprits lernen einand...
ANDREAS GRYPHIUS
Wit will shine Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.
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