wit

A Quote by John Muir on wit, wisdom, experience, suffering, and perfection

There is no estimating the wit and wisdom concealed and latent in our lower fellow mortals until made manifest by profound experiences; for it is through suffering that dogs as well as saints are developed and made perfect.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Joseph Roux on fool, pebble, diamond, quotation, and wit

“A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool.”

Joseph Roux

Contributed by: Súigh Dílis

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on tom robbins, individuality, grace, love, and wit

"Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures and rides it, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route."

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Jitterbug Perfume

Contributed by: Jasper

A Quote by James Thurber on humorist, wit, and satirist

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the 
world; the humorist makes fun of himself.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

Source: Edward R. Murrow television interview

Contributed by: a-life

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on emotion and wit

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on wit, humor, and laughter

The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 18

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by William Shakespeare on brevity, soul, and wit

Brevity is the soul of wit.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on gifts, quotations, and wit

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on ability, quotations, and wit

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on soul and wit

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Impropriety is the soul of wit.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Moon and Sixpence, 1919, ch. 4

Contributed by: Zaady

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