The Irish writer Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854. His reputation rests on his masterpieces "Lady Windermere's Fan" and "The Importance of Being Earnest". Oscar Wilde was the object of civil and criminal suits involving homosexuality, ending in his imprisonment.
Oscar Wilde was educated at Trinity College in Dublin. Later, as a student at the Magdalen University of Oxford, Oscar Wilde excelled in classics and wrote poetry. Here Wilde incorporated the Bohemian life-style into a unique way of life. Oscar Wilde was impressed by the teachings of the English writers John Ruskin and Walter Pater.
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Creation for the joy of creation is the aim of the artist, and that is why the artist is a more divine type than the saint.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner a future.
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst, the last is the real tragedy.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Instead of monopolizing the seat of judgment, journalism should be apologizing in the dock.
The newspapers chronicle with degrading avidity the subs of the second-rate, and with the conscientiousness of the illiterate give us accurate and prosaic details of the doings of people of absolutely no interest whatever.
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