Totaram was a remarkably able man. His writings in Hindi show a perception, idealism, tolerance, wit, balance, and shrewd practicality seldom matched by any of his European or Indian contemporaries, and as a debater he was supreme.
Rudeness is a sauce to his good wit, Which gives men stomach to digest his words, With better appetite.william shakespeare
There still remains, to mortifya wit, The many-headed monster of the pit.Alexander Pope
The glad circle round them yield their souls To festive mirth, and wit that knows no gall.james thomson
The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.Edward Fitzgerald
His fine wit Makes such a wound, the knife is lost in it.Percy Bysshe Shelley
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.avicenna
His idea of wit is a barrage of filth and the sort of humour most men grow out of in their teens.jimmy carr
Witches have no wit, said the magician who was weak. Hula, hula, said the witches.norman mailer
[A proverb is] one man's wit, and all men's wisdom.russell, john, 1st earl russell
And new philosophy calls all in doubt, The element of fire is quite put out; The sun is lost, and the earth, and no man's wit, Can well direct him where to look for it. And freely men confess that this world's spent, When in the planets, and the firmament They seek so many new; then see that this Is crumbled out again to his atomies. 'Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone; All just supply, and all relation: Prince, subject, Father, Son, are things forgot.john donne
Man could direct his ways by plain reason, and support his life by tasteless food; but God has given us wit, and flavour, and brightness, and laughter, and perfumers, to enliven the days of man's pilgrimage, and to "charm his pained steps over the burning marle."sydney smith
...in a volume of dozen lines of Milton, Proper and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator and a chapter from the Sterne are eulogized by a thousand pens-there seems almost a general wish of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and slighting the performance which have only genius, wit and taste to recommend them.By Jane Austen in pp.20-21 (Northanger Abbey)
Now "cybernetics" is the term coined by Wiener to denote "steersmanship" or the science of control. Although current engineering usage restricts it to the study of flows in closed systems, it can be taken in a wider context, as the study of processes interrelating systems with inputs and outputs, and their structural-dynamic structure. It is in this wider sense that "cybernetics" will be used here, to wit, as system-cybernetics, understanding by "system" an ordered whole in relation to its relevant environment (hence one actually or potentially open).Ervin László (1972) Introduction to Systems Philosophy: : Toward a New Paradigm of Contemporary Thought. p.38
They never meet, but there is a skirmish of wit between them.Leonato, scene i
The Moving Finger writes; and having writ, Moves on; nor all your Piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.omar khayyám
A thing well said will be wit in all languages?though it may lose something in the translation.john dryden
Two goddesses now must Cyprus adore;The Muses are ten, the Graces are four;Stella's wit is so charming, so sweet her fair face;She shines a new Venus, a Muse, and a Grace.callimachus
This fellow is wise enough to play the fool; And to do that well craves a kind of wit.william shakespeare
In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow; Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee, That there's no living with thee, or without thee.Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book XII, Epistle 47. Translation by Addison. Spectator. No. 68.
We grant, although he had much wit, H' was very shy of using it, As being loth to wear it out, And therefore bore it not about; Unless on holy days or so, As men their best apparel do.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto I, line 45.
Let each man have the wit to go his own way.II, xxv, 38 (Elegies)
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