Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
(October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900)
Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.
G. K. Chesterton
(May 29, 1874 - June 14, 1936)
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
William Somerset Maugham
(January 25, 1874 - December 16, 1965)
Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention; there are many books that owe their success to two things; good memory of those who write them, and the bad memory of those who read them
Charles Caleb Colton
Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
Mark van Doren
(June 13, 1894 - December 10, 1972)
He wondered what the mans name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil at heart, or what lies or threats had lead him on the long march from his home; and if he would not really have rather stayed there in peace
(January 03, 1892 - September 02, 1973)
Order marches with weighty and measured strides; disorder is always in a hurry
(August 15, 1769 - May 05, 1821)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...
Ralph Waldo Emerson