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Oscar Wilde

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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

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




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Quotes for: concept:


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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique
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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.”
Bertrand Russell
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Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”
Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason
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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.”
Immanuel Kant
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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.”
Albert Camus
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Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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Quotes about the world:



Quotes for: world

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy
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We admire the world through what we love.”
Alphonse de Lamartine
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
Voltaire
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
Karl Marx - Theses on Feuerbach
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Quotes for: society :


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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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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.”
Nicolas Chamfort
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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.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Quotes for: Individual:



Quotes for: Individual

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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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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.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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.”
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism
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The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.”
Friedrich Schiller
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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”
Albert Einstein
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Oscar Wilde also said...


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
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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.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.”
Oscar Wilde
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
Oscar Wilde
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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
Oscar Wilde
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