The Wittiest Comebacks Of All Time

Niels Bohr Vs. A Reporter

B72

Groucho Marx Vs. A Contestant on “You Bet Your Life”

B72

After the contestant revealed that he was a father of 10.

Henry Clay Vs. Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster

B72


After seeing a pack of mules walk by.

Alcibiades Vs. Pericles

B72

Abraham Lincoln Vs. Stephen Douglas

B72

After Douglas called him “two-faced” during a debate:

Bill Clinton Vs. Dan Quayle

B72

After Quayle revealed that he planned to be “a pit bull” in the 1992 campaign against Clinton and Gore.

Reverend Edward Everett Hale Vs. The U.S. Senate

B72

When asked if he prayed for the Senators.


Senator Fritz Hollings Vs. Henry McMastor

B72

When challenged by his Republican opponent during a televised debate to take a drug test.

NY Mayor Ed Koch Vs. Andrew Kirtzman

B72

After the reporter insisted on pressing a point about an inconsistent statement Koch had made

Abraham Lincoln Vs. A Foreign Diplomat

B72

After the diplomat found Lincoln polishing his boots in his office.

Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller Vs. An Attendee At A Church Conference

B72

After the man ranted against university education and thanked God that he had never been corrupted by going to college.

Dorothy Parker Vs. New Yorker Editor Harold Ross

B72

Parker had been on her honeymoon, when Harold Ross interrupted her to ask why she was late with a book review.

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