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
It was while Princess Margaret was attending a high-society party in New York that the hostess asked her politely how the Queen was keeping. "Which one?" she is reported to have replied with her typically razor-sharp wit. "My sister, my mother or my husband?"Princess Margaret
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
There is no estimating the wit and wisdom concealed and latent in our lower fellow mortals until made manifest by profound experiences; for it is through suffering that dogs as well as saints are developed and made perfect.john muir
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.
You know, Gilan, sarcasm isn't the lowest form of wit. It's not even wit at all.John Flanagan
They never meet, but there is a skirmish of wit between them.
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
Love must kiss that mortal’s eyesWho hopes to see fair Arcady.No gold can buy you entrance there;But beggared Love may go all bare—No wisdom won with weariness;But Love goes in with Folly’s dress—No fame that wit could ever win;But only Love may lead Love in.henry cuyler bunner
In person, Grandma Moses charmed wherever she went. A tiny, lively woman with mischievous gray eyes and a quick wit, she could be sharp-tongued with a sycophant and stern with an errant grandchild.grandma moses
If you have any helpful suggestions I’d be pleased to hear them. If all you can do is make snide insinuations then it would probably benefit all concerned if you bestowed the fruits of your prodigious wit on someone with the spare time to give them the consideration they doubtless deserve.iain banks
It may be said that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.alain-rené lesage
Ridicule may be the evidence of wit or bitterness and may gratify a little mind, or an ungenerous temper, but it is no test of reason or truth.
True wit is nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought , but ne'er so well expressed.Alexander Pope
He had too thoughtful a wit: like a penknife in too narrow a sheath, too sharp for his body.Izaak Walton
'Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.jonathan swift
Devise, wit; write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio.