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George Meredith Quotes and Sayings

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A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

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Bring the army of the faithful through.
- George Meredith

Speech is the small change of silence.
- George Meredith

She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
- George Meredith

 

Caricature is rough truth.
- George Meredith

Kissing don't last: cookery do!
- George Meredith

The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
- George Meredith

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Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
- George Meredith

The well of true wit is truth itself.
- George Meredith

The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests
is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.
- George Meredith

Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
- George Meredith

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
- George Meredith

Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.
- George Meredith

There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.
- George Meredith

Don't just count your years, make your years count.
- George Meredith

Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for
certainties in this our life!
- George Meredith

I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
- George Meredith

The man of science is nothing if not a poet gone wrong.
- George Meredith

A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account.
Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
- George Meredith

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
- George Meredith

Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
- George Meredith

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty,
but is never wise.
- John Webster

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too
much time reading this sort of stuff.
- Frank Crane

This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels.
The characters are very Indian.
I decided that I wanted to do a comedy,
so this was just the right one.
- Ismail Merchant

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain,
while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls
slipping from a broken string.
- George Dennison Prentice

Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination.
Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion
of befriended thoughts after a long separation.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity;
that is because they are so mystical.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
- George Eliot

I fear nothing so much as a man who is witty all day long.
- Madame de Sevigne

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but
she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
- Irvin S. Cobb

You can pretend to be serious; but you can't pretend to be witty.
- Sacha Guitry

No, sir, I'm not saying that charming,
witty and warm copy won't sell.
I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming,
witty campaigns that didn't sell.
- Rosser Reeves

Your wit makes others witty.
- Catherine II

A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man,
good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous,
such as I am.
- Edmond Rostand

A witty saying proves nothing.
- Voltaire

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty,
more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident.
Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
- Francis Bacon

Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world.
Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
- Antoine Rivarol

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
- William Congreve

A large nose is the mark of a witty,
courteous,
affable, generous and liberal man.
- Cyrano de Bergerac

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple
reason that it is more difficult to be witty every
day than to say pretty things from time to time.
- Honore de Balzac

Comedy has to be done en clair.
You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity.
Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber

To be witty is not enough.
One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
- Andre Maurois

Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The characters can't be wittier than people are in real life.
They have to be character witty.
- Dylan Moran

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone,
any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
- Kin Hubbard

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats:
it was the girls I liked.
- David Bailey

In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.
- Giacomo Casanova

Conquered people tend to be witty.
- Saul Bellow

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now
and then stumbling on something witty.
- Jane Austen

It's very witty and it's great to see teenage characters have control that way.
And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it's okay,
it's not completely bad and you can't say that to teenagers.
- Caroline Dhavernas

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may
acknowledge many others to be more witty,
or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly
believe there be many so wise as themselves.
- Thomas Hobbes

As soon as she gets her divorce one of us is going to marry her.
We don't know which.
She is about as beautiful a woman as I ever saw,
and very witty and well-informed, but it would cost
a good deal to keep her in diamonds.
- Richard H. Davis

I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers.
I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings.
I would love to do those for the rest of my career -
they are so fun and witty.
- Louise Jameson

They sit there in committees day after day,
And they each put in a color and it comes out gray.
And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty,
That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.
- Allan Sherman

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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