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quotation: When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. Oscar Wilde


When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

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In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. Oscar Wilde


In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.

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today’s birthday: Bram Stoker (1847)


Bram Stoker (1847)

Though he was best known during his lifetime as the longtime manager of actor Henry Irving, Stoker’s enduring popularity rests squarely on his 1897 Gothic horror tale, Dracula, about the eponymous vampire. Although he did not invent the vampire novel, Dracula is singularly responsible for scores of literary, theatrical, and film interpretations throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Why did Stoker’s widow demand that the 1922 film Nosferatu be destroyed? More… Discuss

quotation: Oscar Wilde


He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

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quotation: I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. P. G. Wodehouse


I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) Discuss

University of Oxford


University of Oxford

Oxford is one of the oldest English-language universities in the world. A leading center of learning throughout the Middle Ages, it has maintained an outstanding reputation, especially in the classics, theology, and political science. John Locke, Adam Smith, Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, and Stephen Hawking are among the luminaries who have studied at Oxford. What founder of modern chemistry never formally studied at Oxford but was active in its academic community and awarded an honorary degree? More… Discuss

quotation: It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde


It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

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quotation: Oscar Wilde – If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde


If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

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quotation: Oscar Wilde


Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

quotation: Those whom the gods love grow young. Oscar Wilde


Those whom the gods love grow young.

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QUOTATION: Oscar Wilde


One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

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QUOTATION: Oscar Wilde


Children have a natural antipathy to books–handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.

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QUOTATION: Oscar Wilde


The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

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Quotation: Oscar Wilde


Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

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Today’s Birthday: OSCAR WILDE (1854)


Oscar Wilde (1854)

Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and scandalized English society with his unorthodox ideas and conduct. He is best known for his sophisticated, witty plays, among them Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, about a handsome young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. Why did Wilde spend his final years living abroad under an assumed name?More… Discuss

Quotation: Oscar Wilde about history, gossip and morality


Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

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Quotation: Oscar Wilde


My own business always bores me to death. I prefer other people’s.

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Quotation: Oscar Wilde On paying for one deeds


Sooner or later we have all to pay for what we do.

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Quotation: Oscar Wilde on people visiting


When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people’s time, not one’s own.

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Quotation: Oscar Wilde on what we know, and what we don’t


My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don’t know anything at all.

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Qoutation: What Oscar thought about women, who would tell their real age….


One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.

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Quotation: Oscar Wilde


Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

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Quotation: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) on definition of true artist


The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself.

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Today’s Quotation: Oscar Wilde: on War Fascination- Wicked versus Vulgar


 

As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

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Quotation of the Day: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) – on Democracy


Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

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Today’s Quotation-Oscar Wilde on mental cruelty


I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss