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It is the coward who fawns upon those above him.
It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.
- Junius

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
- Homer

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand,
and up starts a patriot.
- Robert Walpole

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic
of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them,
with others.
- Jose Saramago

 

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

We appreciate frankness from those who like us.
Frankness from others is called insolence.
- Andre Maurois

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation,
while the simple efforts of politeness are admired;
even in those who are otherwise despised.
- Bryant H. McGill

Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper.
Success is one day's insolence.
- Elias Canetti

The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power,
and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence.
- Mary Astell

There is an insolence which none but those who themselves
deserve contempt can bestow,
and those only who deserve no contempt can bear.
- Henry Fielding

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence,
for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve,
it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
- Sarah Fielding

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
- Margaret Cavendish

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The well of true wit is truth itself.
- George Meredith

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

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

Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot -
my wit was according to my years.
- Margaret Cavendish

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.
- William Congreve

The first ingredient in conversation is truth,
the next good sense, the third good humor,
and the fourth wit.
- William Temple

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences;
like a sword without a scabbard,
it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
- Elizabeth Montagu

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock;
it needs more than native wit to be an author.
- Jean de la Bruyere

He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool;
what is wit in a wife good for,
but to make a man a cuckold?
- William Wycherley

And new Philosophy calls all in doubt,
the element of fire is quite put out;
the Sun is lost,
and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
- John Donne

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
- Colley Cibber

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on.
Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
- Omar Khayyam

You have a ready wit.
Tell me when it's ready.
- Henny Youngman

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
- Lord Byron

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and
encourage a will to learning,
as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

Your wit makes others witty.
- Catherine II

Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly.
Of wit there was little; of philosophy,
none.
What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration,
love of adventure.
- Emanuel Celler

What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole.
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs.
- Francis Bacon

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far
above all the quaintness of wit.
- Alexander Pope

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

Silence is the wit of fools.
- Anatole France

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

And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
- Thomas Shadwell

One science only will one genius fit;
so vast is art,
so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

Don't set your wit against a child.
- Jonathan Swift

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good;
and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
- Mary Astell

In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals,
and in Florence you learn poise.
- Virgil Thomson

Wit thou well that I will not live long after thy days.
- Thomas Malory

No man is the wiser for his learning;
it may administer matter to work in,
or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.
- John Selden

I'm keeping my acerbic wit completely fueled.
- Janice Dickinson

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty;
without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
- Richard Steele

Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
- Minna Antrim

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world.
Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Comedy has to be done en clair.
You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity.
Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit a man; Simplicity,
a child.
- Alexander Pope

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit
or pleasantry should be suppressed:
and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller
excellencies of lively conversation.
- James Boswell

Those who are born of parents broken with old age,
or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young,
or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men,
want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit.
- Thomas Willis

She had a pretty gift for quotation,
which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy,
those it educates to be evil in all things.
- Sophocles

Come, come, leave business to idlers,
and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:
wit be my faculty,
and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
- William Congreve

His foe was folly and his weapon wit.
- Anthony Hope

Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well."
For,
I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit,
and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

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

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it
back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
- Edward Fitzgerald

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against
being cheated by a man of wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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