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|This criticism need not be entirely destructive; like Aristophanes' comedies, |
cynical wit can both insult and improve society. Succinctly, wit is educated
insolence; it is disrespectful to the end of fomenting productive anxiety. Some
critics of Freud ...
|13 There is also some common territory between facetus and euTpdireXos 'lively |
of wit, ready of reply.' In describing fondness for laughter among the young,
Aristotle observes that "wit is educated insolence" (T| yap euTpaireXia
|The young, Aristotle explains, are fickle, passionate, argumentative, and highly |
principled; also, they are fond of laughter, and therefore witty [eutrapeloi]. For wit
is educated insolence [pepaidumene- hubris].37 It is hard to know how exactly to
|"Wit is educated insolence." - Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) "Fill what's empty, empty |
what's full, and scratch where it itches." - the Duchess of Windsor, when asked
what is the secret of a long and happy life "First they ignore you, then they laugh
|German dramatist and poet: On the Aesthetic Education ofMan (1795) Wit and |
Satire s see also HUMOUR, WORDPLAY Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle 384
322 bc Greek philosopher: TheArtofRhetoric A thing well said will be wit in all ...
|Richard Chenevix Trench's definition, trenchant as it is, deserves to be quoted: |
The insolent is, properly, no more than the unusual. This, as the violation of the ...
Aris- totle is credited with the pithy saying Wit is educated insolence. Sharing a
|Mr. Cowle, who knows Greek, and dates from Trinity College, Melbourne (but he |
must keep an eye on the Greek in his proof sheets), should remember that
Aristotle defined wit as " educated insolence." It is a queer charge to bring against
|are all educated men themselves, and have written to amuse a trained set of |
people. ... College, Melbourne (but he must keep an eye on the Greek in his proof
sheets), should remember that Asrsrornr-: defined wit as educated insolence.
|5 quotations ▷ 4 Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle 384322 BC: TheArt |
ofRhetoric I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.
William Shakespeare 15641616: Henry IV, Part2 (1597) 6 Brevity is the soul of
|see also Humour Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle 384322 bc Greek |
philosopher A thing well said will be wit in all languages. John Dryden 1631
1700 English poet Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food. William Hazlitt
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