• Wit is the most dangerous talent you can possess. It must be guarded with great discretion and good-nature, otherwise it will create you many enemies.

    Mrs. Chapone (Hester), John Gregory, Lady Sarah Pennington (1827). “Letters on the improvement of the mind: addressed to a lady, by Mrs. Chapone. A father's legacy to his daughters, by Dr. Gregory. A mother's advice to her absent daughters, with an additional letter, on the management and education of infant children, by Lady Pennington”, p.166
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