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.     


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