There is a difference between being witty – quick with the repartee and the insight – and having an aptitude for aphorism.
There, difference, witty, quick, insight, having, aptitude, aphorism
Beneath the surface of repartee and mock seriousness, [Plato’s Phaedrus] is asking whether we ought to prefer a neuter form of speech to the kind which is ever getting us aroused over things and provoking an expense of spirit.
Beneath, surface, mock, seriousness, Platos, Phaedrus, asking, we, prefer
Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.