Oscar Wilde quote about emotions from The Picture of Dorian Gray - The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
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The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source The Picture of Dorian Gray
Topic emotions science
Date 1890
Language English
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“"I am quite content with philosophic contemplation. But, as the nineteenth century has gone bankrupt through an over-expenditure of sympathy, I would suggest that we should appeal to science to put us straight. The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional."
"But we have such grave responsibilities," ventured Mrs. Vandeleur timidly.
"Terribly grave," echoed Lady Agatha.
Lord Henry looked over at Mr. Erskine. "Humanity takes itself too seriously.” source

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