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Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused. - Charles Caleb Colton

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. - Lord Byron

Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity? - William Shakespeare

Our erected wit makes us to know what perfection is. - Sir Philip Sidney

There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit. - Alexander Pope

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. - Benjamin Franklin

I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. - William Shakespeare

Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it. - Friedrich Schlegel

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession. - Mark Twain