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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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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde



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The Remarkable Rocket




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Je suis si intelligent que parfois je ne comprends pas un seul mot de ce que je dis.”
Oscar Wilde

German
Manchmal bin ich so geistreich, daß ich nicht ein einziges Wort von dem verstehe, was ich sage.”
Oscar Wilde




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Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”
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It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.”
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One word and all is saved
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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.”
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The word flies and cannot be recalled.”
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.”
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Where words fail, music speaks.”
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Words make love.”
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.”
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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde - Quotation of uncertain origin
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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.”
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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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