Oscar Wilde quote about sin from Intentions - There is no sin except stupidity.
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There is no sin except stupidity.
 Oscar Wilde, Intentions (1891). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source Intentions
Topic sin stupidity
Date 1891
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/887/887-h/887-h.htm

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“We are dominated by the fanatic, whose worst vice is his sincerity. Anything approaching to the free play of the mind is practically unknown amongst us. People cry out against the sinner, yet it is not the sinful, but the stupid, who are our shame. There is no sin except stupidity.
Ernest. Ah! what an antinomian you are!
Gilbert. The artistic critic, like the mystic, is an antinomian always. To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy.” source

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