Quotes by Oscar Wilde

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
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"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
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"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
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"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
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Books by Oscar Wilde

  • Aforismi
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  • April 3rd 1993 by Newton Compton
Oscar Wilde
  • Oscar Wilde

  • Date of birth: October 16, 1854
  • Died: November 30, 1900
  • Born: in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Description: Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest.

    As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.

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