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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

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il n'y a que deux tragédies dans la vie : l'une est de ne pas avoir ce que l'on désire ; l'autre est de l'obtenir.

German
Es gibt nur zwei Tragödien im Leben. Die eine besteht darin, dass man nicht bekommt, was man sich wünscht, und die andere darin, dass man es bekommt.




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Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.




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Quotes for: tragedy


Quotes

Quotes about tragedy:


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You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.





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Quotes

Oscar Wilde also said...


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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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.





Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.





Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.





A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.












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