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Thomas Malory Quotes and Sayings

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Wit thou well that I will not live long after thy days.
- Thomas Malory

The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom,
and to bring forth fruit.
- Thomas Malory

King Pellinore that time followed the questing beast.
- Thomas Malory

For, as I suppose, no man in this world hath lived better than I have done,
to achieve that I have done.
- Thomas Malory

 

For as well as I have loved thee heretofore,
mine heart will not serve now to see thee;
for through thee and me is the flower of kings and knights destroyed.
- Thomas Malory

For love that time was not as love is nowadays.
- Thomas Malory

What, nephew, said the king, is the wind in that door?
- Thomas Malory

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Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil
is rightwise king born of all England.
- Thomas Malory

And much more am I sorrier for my good knights' loss
than for the loss of my fair queen;
for queens I might have enough,
but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company.
- Thomas Malory

This beast went to the well and drank,
and the noise was in the beast's belly like unto the
questing of thirty couple hounds,
but all the while the beast drank there was no noise in the beast's belly.
- Thomas Malory

Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought,
and the death of the most noblest knights of the world;
for through our love that we have loved together is
my most noble lord slain.
- Thomas Malory

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

There are two things in ordinary conversation which
ordinary people dislike -
information and wit.
- Stephen Leacock

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit a man; Simplicity,
a child.
- Alexander Pope

And new Philosophy calls all in doubt,
the element of fire is quite put out;
the Sun is lost,
and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
- John Donne

I don't like jokes in speeches.
I do like wit and humor.
A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
- James Humes

His foe was folly and his weapon wit.
- Anthony Hope

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy,
we also celebrate a man of strong character,
deep conviction, unforgettable charm,
and wonderful wit.
- Jim Ramstad

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

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
- Mark Van Doren

The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion
and men who have religion and no wit.
- Avicenna

Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art
is as a means of sensual titillation.
- 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

I have wit in my work and a sense of humor,
but I do not use irony in any way.
- John Zorn

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.
- William Congreve

Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty
and he will receive you into his favor.
- Henry Fielding

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
- Alexander Pope

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
- Minna Antrim

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

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty;
without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
- Richard Steele

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave;
nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness
sometimes to play the fool.
- George Savile

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit.
It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
- Charles Lamb

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest,
the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the
sinner his justification.
- Helen Rowland

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit,
but God to man doth speak in solitude.
- John Stuart Blackie

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Your wit makes others witty.
- Catherine II

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on.
Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
- Omar Khayyam

Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody,
ultimately.
- Gerry Mulligan

I definitely did look up to John.
We all looked up to John.
He was older and he was very much the leader;
he was the quickest wit and the smartest.
- Paul McCartney

Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things
which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
- Madame de Stael

I like a very dry wit, not the big kind of humor like Robin Williams.
I don't think I'm capable of that.
- Chris Cooper

One science only will one genius fit;
so vast is art,
so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well."
For,
I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit,
and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good;
and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
- Mary Astell

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

What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole.
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Marriage is the grave or tomb of wit.
- Margaret Cavendish

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

The more wit the less courage.
- Thomas Fuller

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and
encourage a will to learning,
as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things that differ,
and the difference of things that are alike.
- Anne Louise Germaine de Stael

You have a ready wit.
Tell me when it's ready.
- Henny Youngman

A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
- Lord Chesterfield

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock;
it needs more than native wit to be an author.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

No delusion is greater than the notion that method
and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit,
either in science or in practical life.
- Thomas Huxley

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

Giving votes in exchange for ideological support.
To wit: identity politics for homosexuals.
- Harry Hay

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The banalities of a great man pass for wit.
- Alexander Chase

He who has provoked the lash of wit,
cannot complain that he smarts from it.
- James Boswell


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