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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

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.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'humanité se prend beaucoup trop au sérieux; c'est le péché originel du monde. Si les hommes des cavernes avaient su rire, l'Histoire serait bien différente.

German
Die Menschen nehmen sich selbst zu ernst. Das ist die Erbsünde der Welt. Hätte der Höhlenmensch zu lachen verstanden, wäre die Weltgeschichte anders verlaufen.




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Quotes for: laughter


Quotes

Quotes for: laughter


We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.





The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.





A day without laughter is a day wasted.





It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.





The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.





To laugh is proper to man.











Quotes for: History


Quotes

Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.





Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.





What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.





If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.





World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.











Quotes for: Human nature


Quotes

Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.





The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.












Quotes

Oscar Wilde also said...


When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.





Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.





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





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





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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