Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma.
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.