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An interesting quote

The well-bred contradict other people.
The wise contradict themselves.

- Oscar Wilde

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m_leprae
Apr. 15th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
I disagree!

(Snicker)
lost_tumbleweed
Apr. 15th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
elaborate, please.
m_leprae
Apr. 15th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
"The well-bred contradict other people."
lost_tumbleweed
Apr. 15th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
yes, that part of the quote leaves one to ponder.

why would the "well-bred" contradict other people?
if they do, is it out of being snobbish, thus, not very well-bred?
or if they do, is it because they see a different perspective?

the last part of the quote is what seals the fate of the "well-bred":
the wise contradict themselves.

wouldn't one want to be wise, in this case?
thinking of the quote: "i contradict myself, therefore, i contradict myself."
or it is better to be honest/truthful than to be consistent and unyielding in one's beliefs.
m_leprae
Apr. 15th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
No philosophy involved on my part...

I was just trying to be "well bred".
lost_tumbleweed
Apr. 16th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
silly little bacterium.
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