Examples of witty and intelligent quotes include Victor Hugo's statement, "An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise;" John Ruskin's, "Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort;" and Benjamin Franklin's, "Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed." BrainyQuote.com, GoodReads.com and WiseOldSayings.com provide additional witty and intelligent quotes.
BrainyQuote.com provides family-friendly quotes from current leaders, politicians, actors, celebrities and historical figures, including Buddha's "What you think, you become." Founded in 2001, the site offers a free quotation database on its website and on its mobile site. Quotes are displayed by author or by topic. Users enjoy a "Quote of the Day" as well as a "Today's Birthdays" category with links to quotes by the people listed. Popular authors quoted include Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou and Abraham Lincoln.
GoodReads.com, a site for readers and book recommendations, provides quotes in a variety of categories, including intelligence, knowledge, wisdom, history and inspiration. It offers Oscar Wilde's "Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
WiseOldSayings.com sorts quotes by category and provides inspirational, humorous, and thoughtful quotes. It also offers humorous sayings, poetry and short essays, as well as wise new sayings. Over 200 quotation categories include Coincidence, Family Betrayal, Guardian Angels, Anticipation, and Volunteering.