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Quotation by William Hazlitt
Humour is the making others act or talk absurdly and unconsciously; wit is the pointing out and ridiculing that absurdity consciously, and with more or less ill-nature.
William Hazlitt (1778–1830), British essayist. "On Dryden and Pope," Lectures on the English Poets (1818).
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