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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

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



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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.

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




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One word and all is saved
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What's in a name? that which we call a rose
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
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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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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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