A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day, than to say bright things from time to time.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
I declare, on my soul and conscience, that the attainment of power, or of a great name in literature, seemed to me an easier victory than a success with some young, witty, and gracious lady of high degree.
Conquered people tend to be witty.