Oscar Wilde quote about self from De Profundis - The final mystery is oneself.
pick facebookpinterest < prevnext > picture source

The final mystery is oneself.
 Oscar Wilde, De Profundis (1905). copy citation

edit
Author Oscar Wilde
Source De Profundis
Topic self mystery
Date 1905
Language English
Reference
Note
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/921/921-h/921-h.htm

Context

“In one sense of the word it is of course necessary, as the Greek oracle said, to know oneself: that is the first achievement of knowledge. But to recognise that the soul of a man is unknowable, is the ultimate achievement of wisdom. The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?” source

Meaning and analysis

write a note
report