Wit vs. Humor Quotes
Most popular wit vs. humor quotes
Humor comes from self-confidence. There's an aggressive element to wit.
Wit is artificial; humor is natural. Wit is accidental; humor is inevitable. Wit is born of conscious effort; humor, of the allotted ironies of fate.
There is this difference between wit and humor: wit makes you think, humor makes you laugh.
Humor inspires sympathetic, good-natured laughter and is favored by the "healing power" gang. Wit goes for the jugular, not the jocular, and it's the opposite of football; instead of building character, it tears it down.
Humor is of the heart, and has its tears; but wit is of the head, and has only smiles—and the majority of those are bitter.
Don't try for wit. Settle for humor. You'll last longer.
Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.
Humor wades across a brook, wit jumps over it.
Humor does not include sarcasm, invalid irony, sardonicism, or any other form of cruelty. When these things are raised to a high point they can become wit.
Wit and Humor—if any difference it is in duration—lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, brief, and can do damage—the other fools along and enjoys the elaboration.