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 Edward Young once said...

Sense is our helmet, wit is but the plume; The plume exposes, 'tis our helmet saves. Sense is the diamond, weighty, solid, sound; When cut by wit, it casts a brighter beam; Yet, wit apart, it is a diamond still.

In Sense Quotes, by Edward Young , Source: Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1,254)

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