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Witty quotes

Updated on August 20, 2013

Witty quotes and sayings

Here are some witty quotes and sayings of famous persons. They might bring some light in your life or just a good thought, an idea. Have fun.

Happiness is only true when shared. (Movie “Into the Wild")

There is not one saint (except Jesus Christ) without a dark past and there is no sinner without a bright future. (source unknown)

You cannot buy or borrow perfect intellect. Even if it were on sale - nobody would buy it anyway. Sadly, poor intellect is always purchased. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

If you want to live for yourself – live for others. (Seneca)

Long live our brains, but don’t trust it too much. (Erich Maria Remarque)

He, who puts trust in his own understanding, is a fool, and he who walks wisely will be safe. (Bible, Proverbs 28:26)

As a mill is ready to grind any kind of grain, so must common sense be ready to any kind of events. (Mark Aurelius)

Better close care than distant compassion. (Old Chinese wisdom)

There are three kinds of intellect: first is able to comprehend himself, the second understands only with a help of the first, and the last one does not comprehend either himself or with the help of others. The first one is a great mind, the second is good and the last worthless. (Titus Livius (XXII, 29); Cicero, “Pro Cluentio” (84))

Nature draws people together. Habits separate. (Confucius)

It’s funny that we don’t run from our own mischief, though we can, but we try to flee from our neighbors’ which is impossible. (Mark Aurelius)

If you want people to be nice to you – do not ask their help. (Old Chinese wisdom quote)

There are two things that have no limits: Universe and the foolishness of men. Still, I have doubts about the first one. (Albert Einstein)

If an idea doesn’t look absurd from the first sight – it is hopeless. (Albert Einstein quotes)

I have never thought about the future. It usually reaches me very quickly. (Albert Einstein)

Marriage is the only adventure to be experienced even by cowards. (Volter)

Our behavior is a mirror which shows our true face. (Johann Volfgang von Goethe)

Feelings do not deceive. What misleads is an opinion based on those feelings. (Johann Volfgang von Goethe)

Experience is the everlasting school of life. (witty quote of Johann Volfgang von Goethe)

Live your life among men as if God was watching you. Speak to God as if people were hearing you. (Seneca)

The biggest part of our lives we spend making mistakes, big part – doing nothing and the whole life doing something that we are not supposed to. (Seneca)

We don’t get short lives – we make it that way. (Seneca)

Nobody feels a passing youth, yet everyone knows when it has already passed. (Seneca)

Life is everlasting future looking from the youth perspective and a short past from the senility point of view. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

There are only two tragedies of life: the first one is not getting what you desire and the second – getting it. (Oscar Wilde)

You have most probably not tried to do something what seems impossible to you. (Johann Volfgang von Goethe)

After twenty years you will be more disappointed at what you have not done, than at what you did. So loose all the chains, leave safe harbor and catch fair wind. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain)

A banker is the man who lends you an umbrella in the sunshine, and takes it away when the rain starts. (Mark Twain)

Capitalism had the same idealism and tried to create utopia, until a bunch of bad guys took all the money and now it’s not working. (Kurt Vonnegut)

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    • Tomygun profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Vilnius

      You're welcome, Htodd.

    • htodd profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Really some great witty quotes..Thanks for the nice hub

    • AlabamaGirl86 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love the Vonnegut one, nice to see Twain and Vonnegut in the same article.

    • Tomygun profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Vilnius

      Thank you, escribir.

    • escribir profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice collection brought together well done

    • bob9125 profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks! Those are some inspiring quotes.

    • onceuponatime66 profile image

      Jackie Paulson 

      7 years ago from USA IL

      I am pretty new here and enjoyed this: Awesome Hub! I rated it up a notch! Keep up the Awesome Writing!

    • Tomygun profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Vilnius

      Thanx a lot Dotty1. It's inspiring to hear it, will continue the writing.

    • dotty1 profile image


      7 years ago from In my world

      hi there loved this hub its brilliant ..I can read books of quotations and sayings for hours they are just so inspiring and thought provoking ...loved the subject adn your writing voting up :)

    • debbiesdailyviews profile image


      8 years ago

      I really enjoyed your page,

      Look forward to seeing more.

      p.s sorry I haven't got a photo, I did upload one, but it went to wrong place on my page.

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      8 years ago

      Its indeed witty

    • Tomygun profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Vilnius

      Thank you, Cluence. I appreciate your comment.

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      Katie Luense 

      8 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Awesome Hub! I rated it up a notch! Keep up the Awesome Writing!


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