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Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 16, 2016: Oscar Wilde Overdrive

October 16 in history (via Wikipedia)

1973  Henry Kissinger and Lê Đức Thọ are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1984 – Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

One of these things is not like another.

Birthday quotes

"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately."

"England has done one thing; it has invented and established Public Opinion, which is an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force."

"Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good."

"Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."

"Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less."


- Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900


Happy Birthday Fred Turner!


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