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Wit is brushwood; judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, and the other yields the most durable heat; and both meeting make the best fire. - Overlung

Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. - Dorothy Parker

Brevity is the body and soul of wit. - Jean Paul

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark. - Mark Van Doren

Melancholy men are of all others the most witty. - Aristotle

A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income. - Lord Chesterfield

Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade. - Noel Coward

People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate. - George Eliot

He who has provoked the shaft of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it. - Samuel Johnson

 

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