But who was the wittiest? Well, Shakespeare might be impossible to beat but putting the Bard aside for the time being, let’s take a look at a few of the contenders.
Let’s start with Will Rogers.
Some of his more famous witticisms are practically institutionalized, so I will try to avoid them. It’s those who can go to the next level, beyond a few really famous ones… these are the folks who really deserve some attention.
After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him… The moral When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman…neither works.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
The folksy manner of Will Rogers has always tickled me greatly. Of course, I am certainly not the first to discover his sense of humor – as mixed with genuine wisdom – but when you talk about writers who really knew how to run a phrase, this guy has to get some votes.
“Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens. Then everybody disagrees.”
“Does college pay? It does if you are a good open field runner.”
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.