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Oscar Wilde

Quote of Oscar Wilde - Society exists only as a mental...


Biography - Oscar Wilde:

Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and poet.
Born: 1854 - Died: 1900
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Society exists only as a mental concept in the real world there are only individuals.




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Quotes for: concept


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Quotes for: concept


Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.
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The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
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Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
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Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
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Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals.
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Quotes for: world


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Quotes about the world:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
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We admire the world through what we love.
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
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Quotes for: society


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Quotes for: society


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.
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Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.
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Quotes for: Individual


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Quotes for: Individual


Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.
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Article III – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.
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when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.
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The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
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In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.
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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
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