"Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?"
"At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment."
"I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way."
"A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one."
"Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass."
"It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish."
"Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure."
"My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between."
"Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom."
"There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."