So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'dWhat oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd; Something whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades more sweetly recommend the light, So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
True wit is nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.