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  • If I sent him word again it was not well cut, he would send me word he cut it to please himself: this is called the Quip modest.
  • The first, the Retort courteous; the second, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct.

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  • I keep a notebook of favorite quips and quotes.
  • When asked, at age 73, if he was too old to run for President, Reagan quipped, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience."

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