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Friday Quote, February 3, 2017. Positive motivational sayings
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era.
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel.
He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art, and of attacking Victorian narrow-mindedness.
Born in Dublin in 1854, Oscar Wilde was the son of prominent and affluent parents. When he was nine, his father received a knighthood.
He studied at Trinity College in Dublin before leaving the country to study at Oxford University in England.
Wilde wrote many short stories, plays and poems that continue to inspire millions around the world.
Wilde’s greatest talent was for writing plays. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed.
Within the conventions of the French “well-made play” , he employed his paradoxical wit to create a form of comedy new to the 19th-century English theatre. Wilde’s greatest successes were his society comedies.
Oscar Wilde was one of the most popular and skilled writers for using epigrams.
Positive motivational sayings
Some Oscar Wilde’s satirical epigrams
- Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
- I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
- Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.
- I can resist everything except temptation.
- All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
- I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
- The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
- Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
- I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it simply a tragedy.
- Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.
Long before he secured his place in Britain’s pantheon of great dramatists, he had established himself as the witty icon of an aesthetic ideal.
Numerous books and articles have been written on Oscar Wilde, reflecting on the life and contributions of this unconventional author since his death over a hundred years ago.