Wit Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wit quotes, wit sayings, and wit proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.” Mark Twain
When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs. Criss Jami
Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A witty saying proves nothing. Voltaire
Wit and puns aren't just decors in the mind; they're essential signs that the mind knows it's on, recognizes its own software, can spot the bugs in its own program. Adam Gopnik
Getting something and having the wits to use it… are two different things. Rick Riordan
Twice the wit is needed to deal with someone with none. Baltasar Gracian
Wit is a good place for hiding pain. Emthy Ziggs