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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright.

Sourced quotes

  • “All art is immoral.”[1]
Simple: No art is moral.
  • “A poet can survive everything but a misprint.”[2]
Simple: A poet can survive anything other than a printing mistake.
  • “Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.”[3]
Simple: Anybody can make history. But only a great man can write history.
  • “There is no sin except stupidity.”[4]
Simple: Stupidity is the only sin.
  • “Charity creates a multitude of sins.”[5]
Simple: Charity creates too many sins.


  1. Intentions (1891)
  2. "The Children of the Poets," The Pall Mall Gazette (October 14, 1886)
  3. The Critic as Artist (1891). Pt. I
  4. The Critic as Artist (1891). Pt. II
  5. The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895)

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