Oscar Wilde quote about death from A Woman of No Importance - One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
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One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
 Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance (1893). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source A Woman of No Importance
Topic death reputation living
Date 1893
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/854/854-h/854-h.htm

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“I have not noticed it.
Lord Illingworth. How fortunate! It might have been a tragedy for both of us.
Mrs. Allonby. We should each have survived.
Lord Illingworth. One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
Mrs. Allonby. Have you tried a good reputation?
Lord Illingworth. It is one of the many annoyances to which I have never been subjected.
Mrs. Allonby. It may come.
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