Oscar WildeOscar Wilde, (1854-1900) Anglo-Irish poet, novelist, writer

Oscar Wilde Quote

“Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.”

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
~ Oscar Wilde

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jim k, Austin,Tx

This is another quote of Wilde and I like it. "Democracy is simply the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, and for the people."

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Wayne    5/18/10
Waffler, Smith

Great quote and it is proven true by comments on this site every day

Justin, Elkland

Reason utterly escapes most of humanity, the rest of us choose to ignore it whenever it suits us.

Bob, Eugene, OR

I wonder where he stole that?

Elisabeth, Astoria, NY

I agree. Wilde is talking about men in general. The animal side of man is so. It takes special eyes, special ears, a special mind and humbleness to admit errors made simply because Reason was ignored.

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RBESRQ    5/18/10

Yes, and they use their guns to make the point.


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