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Quotes by Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Irish playwright Oscar Wilde was born in 1856 and died in 1900, his health broken from time he spent in prison. He was a controversial figure in his time and was known (among other things) for his witty and profound epigrams.

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“All of us are in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.”

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“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

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“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, there lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

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“A man who does not think for himself does not think.”

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“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.”

 
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