Quotation by William Hazlitt

Humour is the describing the ludicrous as it is in itself; wit is the exposing it, by comparing or contrasting it with something else. Humour is, as it were, the growth of nature and accident; wit is the product of art and fancy.
William Hazlitt (1778–1830), British essayist, critic. "On Wit and Humour," Lectures on the English Comic Writers (1819).
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