The book is full of epigrams, bons mots, and piquant criticisms.'
It is one of his maxims, that the "bons mots of kings are the kings of bons mots."
Cheeriness and bons mots are part of his stock-in-trade; brazen good-fellowship is his strong specialty.
The Burgundy, like one of your Lordship's bons mots, is perhaps appreciated the more highly because of its rarity.
She was as witty as she was licentious, and many of her bons mots have been collected.
He must have been a man very agreeable in conversation, since even Cæsar carefully collected his bons mots.
And while he assembled them around him, the lustre of their bons mots, though it emanated from themselves, was reflected upon him.
A considerable number of his bons mots have been preserved by his biographers.
After 1866 he was exuberant in his bons mots about the humiliation of the Imperial Cabinet by Prussia.
Versatile, overflowing with wit and bons mots, it must have wearied him to be silent so long.