Thursday August 4th 2011

Thought for the Day

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot.
In your soul are infinitely precious things
that cannot be taken from you.”

~ Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde*Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

Born: 16 October 1854 Dublin, Ireland
Died: 30 November 1900 (aged 46) Paris, France

An Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. His parents were successful Dublin intellectuals, and from an early age he was tutored at home, where he showed his intelligence, becoming fluent in French and German. He attended boarding school for six years, then matriculated to university at seventeen years of age. Reading Greats, Wilde proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Trinity College, Dublin, then at Magdalen College, Oxford. His intellectual horizons were broad and he became deeply interested in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors Walter Pater and John Ruskin, at the same time profoundly exploring Roman Catholicism.

*Source | Society UK | More


Thursday August 4th 2011 — 2 Comments

  1. I enjoyed this thought and will post it this morning in my ‘Thursday Thoughtful Slot’ on my Facebook, Personal Dementia NewsBlog, supporting the Triple Charity Alliance (Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland, Tesco) 2011, as I hope readers will like it too. Thanks very much, Heather Pearson, Southampton UK.

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