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I can resist everything except temptation

and other quotations from Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Quotations.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statement[selected by] Karl Beckson.
    ContributionsBeckson, Karl E., 1926-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5812 .B43 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 198 p. ;
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL993385M
    ISBN 100231104561
    LC Control Number96031894

    “Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation .


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