I am obnoxious to each carping tongue Who says my hand a needle better fits, A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong For such despite they cast on female wits; If what I do prove well, it won't advance, They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bands divide.john dryden
"The rules!" shouted Ralph, "you're breaking the rules!" "Who cares?" Ralph summoned his wits. "Because the rules are the only thing we've got!" But Jack was shouting against him. "Bollocks to the rules! We're strong we hunt! If there's a beast, we'll hunt it down! We'll close in and beat and beat and beat :;!"william golding
This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords.
Supposing the Press in order, the people in their right wits, and news or no news to be the question, a Public Mercury should not have my Vote, because I think it makes the Multitude too familiar with the actions and counsels of their superiors, too pragmatical and censorious, and gives them not onlyan itch but a kind of colourable right to be meddling with the government.
All Kings, and all their favorites, All glory of honors, beauties, wits The sun itself, which makes times, as they pass, Is elder by a year, now, than it was When thou and I first one another saw: All other things, to their destruction draw, Only our love hath no decay; This, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday, Running, it never runs from us away, But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.john donne
A single Voltaire will do more honor to France than a thousand pedants, a thousand false wits, a thousand great men of inferior order.Frederick II of Prussia
Nor suffers Horace more in wrong translations By wits, than critics in as wrong quotations.Alexander Pope
This man [Chesterfield] I thought had been a lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among lords.
To leave this keen encounter of our wits, And fall somewhat into a slower method.william shakespeare
Fine wits destroy themselves with their own plots, in meddling with great affairs of state.john selden
This man [Chesterfield], I thought, had been a lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among lords.
I've had about enough of morons and half wits, dolts, dunces, dullards and dumbbells ... and you, you chowder-head yokel, you blithering hayseed you've had enough of me?
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
In our last conflict four of his five wits went halting off, and now is the whole man governed with one: so that if he have wit enough to keep himself warm, let him bear it for a difference between himself and his horse; for it is all the wealth that he hath left, to be known a reasonable creature.