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Calloused Quotes and Sayings
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You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you
and that your nerves are impregnable.
Yet, looking down at that familiar face,
I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.
- Eliot Ness

In my blood there is no Jewish blood.
In their callous rage, all anti-Semites must hate me now as a Jew.
For that reason I am a true Russian.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The political spin in Washington is revolting,
just revolting.
It's a callous political game.
- Rob Bishop

As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough.
People can be very unthinkingly callous.
- Dennis Potter

 

Memory in youth is active and easily impressible;
in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions,
but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
- Charlotte Bronte

Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it,
and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul.
She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness;
dull,
callous, and indifferent.
- Virginia Woolf

The larger the state, the more callous it becomes...
the colder its heart.
It is also true that the bigger the corporation,
the more callous its heart.
But unlike the state, corporations have competition
and have no police powers.
- Dennis Prager

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I'm just beginning to develop callouses on my fingers,
because I haven't played a lot.
- Ike Turner

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation,
while the simple efforts of politeness are admired;
even in those who are otherwise despised.
- Bryant H. McGill

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

The mother's battle for her child with sickness,
with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation
and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle,
waged in love and in the passion for survival.
- Adrienne Rich

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

We appreciate frankness from those who like us.
Frankness from others is called insolence.
- Andre Maurois

There is an insolence which none but those who themselves
deserve contempt can bestow,
and those only who deserve no contempt can bear.
- Henry Fielding

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The scum of the People are most Tyrannical when they get the Power,
and treat their Betters with the greatest Insolence.
- Mary Astell

Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper.
Success is one day's insolence.
- Elias Canetti

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence,
for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve,
it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
- Sarah Fielding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

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

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

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

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

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

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

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

Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly.
Of wit there was little; of philosophy,
none.
What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration,
love of adventure.
- Emanuel Celler

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

Impropriety is the soul of wit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

She had a pretty gift for quotation,
which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

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

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

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

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man
of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- Joseph Roux

And wit's the noblest frailty of the mind.
- Thomas Shadwell

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

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to
speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it,
and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
- William Wycherley

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against
being cheated by a man of wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye,
nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
- William Congreve

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

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

Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
- William Penn

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

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

Wit doesn't make girls pretty.
- Jeanne Calment

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

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it
back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
- Edward Fitzgerald

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

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

For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy,
those it educates to be evil in all things.
- Sophocles

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

I'm keeping my acerbic wit completely fueled.
- Janice Dickinson

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

The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go.
- Lord Byron

Don't set your wit against a child.
- Jonathan Swift

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

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences;
like a sword without a scabbard,
it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
- Elizabeth Montagu

The more wit the less courage.
- Thomas Fuller


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