Definitions: (1) engagingly or ingeniously clever in conception and execution; (2) good-humored kidding; smartly facetious; (3) quick to see and illuminate amusing relationships or insights

Saying: Sal atticum (Latin): “attic salt” [wit]

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food. — William Hazlitt (1778-1830) English writer
• The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. — Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960) English author, poet, & dramatist
• To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. — Andre Maurois [born Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog] (1885–1967) French author
• You can pretend to be serious; but you can’t pretend to be witty. — Alexandre-Pierre Georges “Sacha” Guitry (1885–1957) French actor, director, screenwriter, & playwright

Definitions: (1) having a nimble, alert mind; quick in perception and understanding; keen; clever; sharp-witted; (2) being able to readily access memory and put ideas together in new ways

Quote: Those who have a natural talent for calculation are generally quick-witted at every other kind of knowledge; and even the dull, if they have had an arithmetical training, although they may derive no other advantage from it, always become much quicker than they would have been. — Plato (428-328 BC) Greek philosopher