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Oscar Wilde
(1856-1900) born on
Oct 16
Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist. He was noted for his flamboyant witty, sophisticated plays, e.g., "The Importance of Being Ernest," 1895.
         
   
F
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

R
It is grossly selfish to require of one's neighbour that he should think in the same way, and hold the same opinions. Why should he? If he can think, he will probably think differently. If he cannot think, it is monstrous to require thought of any kind.
A
His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. As a writer he has mastered everything except language.
N
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
K
It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895; first published in The Fortnightly Review, Feb. 1891).
R: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, in Fortnightly Review (London, Feb. 1891; repr. 1895).
A: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891), of author George Meredith.
N: The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
K: The Importance of Being Earnest," III
   


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