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Idleness of the mind is much worse than that of the body: wit, without employment, is a disease — the rust of the soul, a plague, a hell itself.

Samuel Smiles

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Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

Thomas Jefferson

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Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

William Shakespeare

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Brevity is the soul of wit.

William Shakespeare

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The well of true wit is truth itself.

George Meredith

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When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.

William Blake

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Wit is well-bred insolence.

Aristotle

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