Thursday, February 22, 2007

War of Wit

“Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.”
G. K. Chesterton

“Wit is far more often a shield than a lance”

“Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.”
William Hazlitt

“Wit consists in seeing the resemblance between things which differ, and the difference between things which are alike”
Madame de Stael

“So vast is art, so narrow human wit.”
Alexander Pope

“Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond”
William Congreve

“Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty”
Joseph Addison

“Wit: Intellect on a spree”

“Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.”
Mark Twain

“Wit is the fetching of congruity out of incongruity”
Joseph Addison

Monday, February 12, 2007

Magic Hands

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
Mother Teresa

“I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity.”
Hazel Lee

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art”
Leonardo da Vinci

“The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“Wit without discretion is a sword in the hand of a fool”
Spanish Proverb

“Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them”
Chinese Proverbs

“Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.”
Denis Waitley

“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.”
Mark Twain

“Never try to catch two frogs with one hand”
Chinese Proverb

“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.”
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

“I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.”
Samuel Osgood