Higgledy-Piggledy 221 but to whom we give unreserved confidence, so there is a point at which the understanding and mental processes must be taken as understood without further question or definition in words. And I should say that this point should be fixed pretty early in the discussion. ii There is one class of mind that loves to lean on rules and definitions, and another that discards them as far as possible. A faddist will generally ask for a definition of faddism, and one who is not a faddist will be impatient of being asked to give one. iii A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words. iv Definitions are a kind of scratching and generally leave a sore place more sore than it was before. v As Love is too young to know what conscience is, so Truth and Genius are too old to know what definition is. Money It has such an inherent power to run itself clear of taint that human ingenuity cannot devise the means of making it work permanent mischief, any more than means can be found of torturing people beyond what they can bear. Even if a man founds a College of Technical Instruction, the chances are ten to one that no one will be taught anything and that it will have been practically left to a number of excellent professors who will know very well what to do with it. Wit There is no Professor of Wit at either University. Surely they might as reasonably have a professor of wit as of poetry.