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Daemon
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Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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A ready wit is a rare gift. Much more common is "staircase wit" (L'esprit de l'escalier,) the witty rejoinder we wish we had made, but which comes to mind too late.
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Daemon wrote:
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation. Mark Twain (1835-1910)



The above quote comes from, Mark Twain's Notebooks & Journals, Volume III (1883-1891). Sadly, I haven't found a copy and I am on the University of California, Berkeley site which has the largest collection of his works. Samuel Clemens <<<<< Please thank http://bancroft.berkeley.edu


Wit

Behind the portrait <<<<< Please thank >>>> www.twainquotes.com for these two sites.


peace out, >^,,^<


The poor object to being governed badly, whilst the rich object to being governed at all. G.K. Chesterton
Joseph Glantz
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William Penn - Where wisdom has wit to express it - now there's the best orator.
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"Americans Never Quit"
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This is such a better quote!
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It makes me come up with the time I pop the question to my hubby. (his impressive nightmare Think )

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
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Everyone loves a wag, except my mother-in-law.

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
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