Oscar Wilde quote about self from The Picture of Dorian Gray - The aim of life is self-development.
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The aim of life is self-development.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

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“He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course, they are charitable.” source

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