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Image: Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, poet and wit Oscar Wilde, circa 1881. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Today (Oct. 16) is the 160th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s birth. And what better way to mark the occasion than with some of his wittiest material? Par exemple:
“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
“The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.”
“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
And there’s lots more over on Mental Floss.

nprbooks:

Image: Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, poet and wit Oscar Wilde, circa 1881. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Today (Oct. 16) is the 160th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s birth. And what better way to mark the occasion than with some of his wittiest material? Par exemple:

  • “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
  • “The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.”
  • “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

And there’s lots more over on Mental Floss.