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Neatness of phrase is so closely akin to wit that it is often accepted as its substitute.
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. Wit can be expressed only in language; humor can be developed sufficiently in situation.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food, and few things in the world are more wearying than a sarcastic attitude towards life.
Whatever has "wit enough to keep it sweet" defies corruption and outlasts all time; but the wit must be of that outward and visible order which needs no introduction or demonstration at our hands.
We owe to one another all the wit and good humour we can command; and nothing so clears our mental vistas as sympathetic and intelligent conversation.
Wit is as infinite as love, and a deal more lasting in its qualities.
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