39 Quotes About Being Witty

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Humor is the secret to life. Smiling and laughing are just part of what makes our social interactions great. These quotes about being witty highlight the benefit to adding a bit of humor to our everyday encounters.

“A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.”

“A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.”

“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”

“A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes.”

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”

“Camels are wonderful animals. Witty, intelligent and sensitive.”

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

“Genius is born—not paid.”

“Honestly, I like someone who is really grounded, super sweet, honest. I need them to have a sense of humor. I need them to laugh at what’s
funny, I need them to get jokes and be funny and be witty and sarcastic.”

“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?”

“I am attracted to intelligence, a witty sense of humor, an adventurous outlook on life and spiritual awareness about one’s self and the world.”

“I like men who have a future and women who have a past.”

“I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”

“If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.”

“If you fight angry, you make a lot of mistakes, and when you fight a sharp, witty fighter like me, you can’t make mistakes.”

“In fact, to gull a fool seems to me an exploit worthy of a witty man.”

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

“It’s a weakness of mine to forget what it is I’ve just been talking about so that when people make witty allusions to it, I stare at them open-mouthed, not knowing what they’re talking about.”

“Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.”

“Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.”

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.”

“My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.”

“Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another’s wit.”

“One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.”

“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

“The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.”

“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”

“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

“To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.”

“True friends stab you in the front.”

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”

“You can pretend to be serious; but you can’t pretend to be witty.”

There are various ways and means to which we can find humor in certain situations.

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