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Quote of Oscar Wilde - Experience is the name everyone gives...


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

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.



Note 

Note



Other version: "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."


Source: Lady Windermere's Fan

Internet Archive - Wilde - Lady Windermere's fan (en) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'expérience est le nom que l'on donne à ses erreurs.

German
Erfahrung ist einfach nur der Name, den wir unseren Fehlern geben.




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