Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverend than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
A witty illustration or an apt story will accomplish more than columns of argument.chauncey depew
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I never cared for fashion much. Amusing little seams and witty little pleats. It was the girls I liked.Colin Baker
Then old age and experience, hand in hand, Lead him to death, and make him understand, After a search so painful and so long, That all his life he has been in the wrong. Huddled in dirt, the reasoning engine lies, Who was so proud, so witty, and so wise.Rochester, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of
Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.robert burton
Quick, shrewd and witty, he was a brilliant specialist in operational and training matters and the son of a distinguished general. He supported Beck's resistance to Hitler, but when it came to a crunch was no real help. Flirt as he did, in September, with those opposed to Hitler, he toed the party line when extreme pressure was exerted for the return of the Sudetenland and its German nationals by the Czechs to Germany.franz halder
How then can the curious drawer watch, and as it were catch these lovely graces, witty smilings, and those stolen glances which suddenly like lightning pass, and another countenance taketh place, except to behold and very well note and conceit to like.nicholas hilliard
This is a brutal book – sensual, rude, coarse, and cruel. However, it is timely and well-written, even witty.william powell
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Unlike my subject will I frame my song,It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
HENRY: Now it is necessary to court her, and win her, and put on this clean dressing gown, and cut my various nails, and drink something that will kill the millions of germs in my mouth, and say something flattering, and be witty and bonny, and hale and kinky, all just to ease this wrinkle in the groin. It seems a high price.Donald Barthelme
A witty statesman said, you might prove anything by figures.thomas carlyle
Who can prove Wit to be witty when with deeper ground Dulness intuitive declares wit dull?george eliot
For such is the nature of men , that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty , or more eloquent , or more learned ; Yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves: For they see their own wit at hand , and other men's at a distance.thomas hobbes
His Nature's a glass of champagne with the foam on 't, As tender as Fletcher, as witty as Beaumont; So his best things are done in the flash of the moment.james russell lowell
At all events, the next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.christian nestell bovee
Unlike my subject, I will make my song. It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.
Thou art so witty, profligate and thin, At once we think thee Satan, Death and Sin.Edward Young
The Moral is that gardeners pine, Whene'er no pods adorn the vine. Of all sad words experience gleans, The saddest are: "It might have beans." (I did not make this up myself: 'Twas in a book upon my shelf. It's witty, but I don't deny It's rather Whittier than I).
There is a difference between being witty – quick with the repartee and the insight – and having an aptitude for aphorism.
An aphorism is a many-faceted observation: speculative and not necessarily witty.