Thursday, June 4, 2009
Notable Quote: On Wit
During a heated argument, Montague scowled at Wilkes and said derisively, "Upon my soul, Wilkes, I don't know whether you'll die upon the gallows, or of syphilis."
... Unfazed, Wilkes came back with what many people regard as the greatest retort of all time: "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your principles, or your mistress."
~P.M. Forni, The Civility Solution