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What silly people wits are!
[Lat., Que les gens d'esprit sont betes.]

What silly people wits are!
[Lat., Que les gens d'esprit sont betes.]

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Aristotle said , , , melancholy men of all others are most witty.

Aristotle said , , , melancholy men of all others are most witty.

by Robert Burton Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.

Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.

by G. K. Chesterton Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Brevity is the body and soul of wit.

Brevity is the body and soul of wit.

by Jean Paul Found in: Wit Quotes,
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We grant, although he had much wit,
H' was very shy of using it,
As being loth read more

We grant, although he had much wit,
H' was very shy of using it,
As being loth to wear it out,
And therefore bore it not about;
Unless on holy days or so,
As men their best apparel do.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.

by William Hazlitt Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit is far more often a shield than a lance

Wit is far more often a shield than a lance

by Michel De Montaigne Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.

Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.

by Peggy Noonan Found in: Wit Quotes,
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Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit.

Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit.

by Lou Brock Found in: Wit Quotes,
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