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A Quote by Francis B. Sayre on civilization, idleness, peace, planning, power, stability, and wit

Unless man has the wit and the grit to build his civilization on something better than material power, it is surely idle to talk of plans for a stable peace.

Francis B. Sayre

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A Quote by Edward Young on acceptance, miracles, and wit

Accept a miracle, instead of wit See two dull lines, with Stanhope's pencil writ.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Written with Lord Chesterfield's Diamond Pencil. Spence, Anecdotes (1820), p. 378

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A Quote by Edward Fitzgerald on tears and wit

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The moving finger writes; and having writ Moves on: not 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 (1809 - 1883)

Source: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Persian writer & astronomer (c.1050–c.1123)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on cleverness, company, and wit

Deprived of the company of fools, a great wit does not seem half so clever.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on company and wit

A man of wit could often be embarrassed without the company of fools.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on future, gratitude, hope, humor, mankind, secrets, and wit

In most of mankind, gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favours. Note: A saying ascribed to Sir Robert Walpole by Hazlitt in his Wit and Humor: "The gratitude of place-expectants is a lively sense of future favours" is obviously derived from La Rochefoucauld.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on confidence, conversation, and wit

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on conceit, conversation, and wit

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on wit

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Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of Shakespeare's wit.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Solution.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on truth, wit, and words

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

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Paris Review.

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