Witty Sayings and Quotes

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

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. William Shakespeare
Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power. George Meredith
To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. Andre Maurois
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent. Antoine Rivarol
You can pretend to be serious; but you can't pretend to be witty. Sacha Guitry
A witty saying proves nothing. Voltaire
Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit. Christian Nestell Bovee
Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate. George Eliot
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. Jane Austen
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. Mark Twain
Humor is an antidote to all ills. Patch Adams
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser
Being funny, it turns out, is like being a bank. It's a confidence trick. As long as everyone believes in you, you are fine. Evan Davis
If you were half as funny as you think you are, you'd be twice as funny as you really are.  H.N. Turteltaub
Every habit makes our hand more witty, and out wit more handy. Friedrich Nietzsche