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.
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
Rudeness is a sauce to his good wit, Which gives men stomach to digest his words, With better appetite.william shakespeare
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
There still remains, to mortifya wit, The many-headed monster of the pit.Alexander Pope
Who now reads Cowley? if he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit.Alexander Pope
Farewell Woman, I intend, Henceforth, every night to sit, With my lewd well natured friend, Drinking, to engender wit.Rochester, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of
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
The glad circle round them yield their souls To festive mirth, and wit that knows no gall.james thomson
Witches have no wit, said the magician who was weak. Hula, hula, said the witches.norman mailer
Forsooth, ye have heard it said that ye shall do well in this world that in the world to come ye may live happily for ever; do ye well then, and have your reward both on earth and in heaven; for I say to you that earth and heaven are not two but one; and this one is that which ye know, and are each one of you a part of, to wit, the Holy Church, and in each one of you dwelleth the life of the Church, unless ye slay it.william morris
[A proverb is] one man's wit, and all men's wisdom.russell, john, 1st earl russell
Die Hard represents the class of modern action pictures and the standard by which they must be judged. Few films falling into the "mindless entertainment" genre have as much going for them as this movie. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.james berardinelli
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
He doth, indeed, show some sparks that are like wit.william shakespeare
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
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
Neither have the heart to stay, Nor wit enough to run away.
Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such,We scarcely can praise it, or blame it too much;Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind,And to party gave up what was meant for mankind;Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throatTo persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote.Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining,And thought of convincing while they thought of dining:Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit.Oliver Goldsmith
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.james thurber