Quotation Explorer - 'Wits'

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
Revolutionary behavior and violence are usually only indulged in when people are at their wits’ end. So social stability depends a lot on how long their wits are. - George Hammond
He’d thought it would be the right thing to say, but she scoffed a little… and that, more than anything—more than the prospect of having his ribs crushed in or his face pulled off or his neck stretched on a rope—scared him out of his wits. - V.S. Carnes
There's no shame compared to being beautiful with nothing in your brain, an ugly devil with wits is much better that the former. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Bertrand Russell
The August noon in us works to stave off the November chills. We survive by what little Fourth of July wits we’ve stashed away. But there are times when we’re all autumn people. - Ray Bradbury
I only need half my wits to be a match for you. - George R.R. Martin
Men are by wits not by dicks - Himmilicious
Life itself has an incomparable ability to test your wits that you won’t require anything extra or don’t have to go anywhere outside your space to get them tested. Aniruddha. - Aniruddha Sastikar
The true felicity of a lover of books is the luxurious turning of page by page, the surrender, not meanly abject, but deliberate and cautious, with your wits about you, as you deliver yourself into the keeping of the book. This I call reading. - Edith Wharton
With a roof over his head he had ceased to work, living off his [war] pension and his wits, both hopelessly inadequate. - Spike Milligan
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits. - William Shakespeare
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. . . . The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son. - Rudyard Kipling
The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots. - George Eliot
Theologians and other clerks, You won't understand this book, -- However bright your wits -- If you do not meet it humbly, And in this way, Love and Faith Make you surmount Reason, for They are the protectors of Reason's house. - Marguerite Porete
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