Oscar Wilde quote about authority from The Soul of Man under Socialism - Wherever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority.
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Wherever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority.
 Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism (1891). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source The Soul of Man under Socialism
Topic authority resistance
Date 1891
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1017/1017-0.txt

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“It is a question whether we have ever seen the full expression of a personality, except on the imaginative plane of art. In action, we never have. Cæsar, says Mommsen, was the complete and perfect man. But how tragically insecure was Cæsar! Wherever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority. Cæsar was very perfect, p. 20but his perfection travelled by too dangerous a road. Marcus Aurelius was the perfect man, says Renan. Yes; the great emperor was a perfect man. But how intolerable were the endless claims upon him!” source

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