Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma. Hendrik Willem Van Loon
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram. Karl Kraus
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. Nicolas Chamfort