Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.
Wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas.
Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.
The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.
A good old man, sir. He will be talking. As they say, when the age is in, the wit is out.
In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.
Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
I soon found that wit, like every other power, has its boundaries; that its success depends upon the aptitude of others to receive impressions; and that as some bodies, indissoluble by heat, can set the furnace and crucible at defiance, there are min
They have a plentiful lack of wit.
What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.
But methings wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it
Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit.
His fine wit Makes such a wound, the knife is lost in it.
I have no more pleasure in hearing a man attempting wit and failing, than in seeing a man trying to leap over a ditch and tumbling into it
When the age is in, the wit is out
You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?
Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit.
Wit is an intermittent fountain; kindness is a perennial spring.
What is perfectly true is perfectly witty.
Belief in form, but disbelief in content - that's what makes an aphorism charming.
A man often runs the risk of throwing away a witticism if he admits that it is his own.
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