The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty
Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention; there are many books that owe their success to two things; good memory of those who write them, and the bad memory of those who read them
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Wit consists in seeing the resemblance between things which differ, and the difference between things which are alike
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Moral sentences appear ostentatious and tumid, when they have no greater occasions than the journey of a wit to his home town: yet such pleasures and such pains make up the general mass of life; and as nothing is little to him that feels it with gre
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
Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds divide
Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer