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wit Quotes

12 of the best book quotes about wit
  1. #1
    “Watch out he’s winding the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike.”
  2. #2
    “Brevity is the soul of wit.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Hamlet
    concepts
    Witwords
  3. #3
    “When misfortune comes, The wisest even lose their mother wit.”
  4. #4
    “Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don’t know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.”
  5. #5
    ″‘Brightness...I believe you stray into sarcasm.’
    ‘Funny.I thought I’d run straight into it,screaming at the top of my lungs.‘”
  6. #6
    “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
  1. #7
    ″‘I can see what you’re up to.’
    ‘Five foot six inches,’ Shallan said. ‘I suspect that’s all I will ever be up to, unfortunately.‘”
  2. #8
    “We seek him here, we seek him there,
    Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
    Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell?
    That demmed, elusive Pimpernel?”
  3. #9
    “He seemed very proud of his clever wife, and to care little that she took no pains to disguise that good-natured contempt which she evidently felt for him, and that she even amused herself by sharpening her ready wits at his expense.”
  4. #10
    “Little men have sharp wits; he shall part the goods between us.”
  5. #11
    “For though she was ordinary, she possessed health, wit, courage, charm, and cheerfulness. But because she was not beautiful, no one ever seemed to notice these other qualities, which is so often the way of the world.”
  6. #12
    “I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.”