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A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday
Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike
Brevity is the soul of wit
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper
Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted
Their heads sometimes so little that there is no room for wit; sometimes so long, that there is no wit for so much room
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation
Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."