Archive | July 18, 2019

Some of Oscar Wilde’s many Quips

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

But what is the difference between literature and journalism?
Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.  That is all.

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

A pompous speaker who had a great opinion of himself gave a long after-dinner speech.  He then made the mistake of turning to his neighbour on the top table, who happened to be Oscar Wilde, and asked, ‘How would you have delivered that speech? ‘Under an assumed name’, came the reply from Oscar Wilde.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Genius is born – not paid.

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.

‘One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.’

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.

There is no sin except stupidity.

Can a good Muslim be a good American?

 

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Theologically – no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia .

Religiously – no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam. (Quran,2:256)

Scripturally – no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.

Geographically – no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially – no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically – no. Because he must submit to the mullahs, who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.

Domestically – no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34)

Intellectually – no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically – no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually – no. Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 attributes of Allah.

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I love Harry and I love Snowman…

You will seldom find me recommending movies on tolleystopics. I even pay extra to keep advertisers from my site. This movie is different. It is a true story. I watched it on netflix, although it may be available on other streaming services.

If you decide to watch the movie, I hope you will let me know what you think in the comment section below or at my email address smtolley@comcast.net. Enjoy!!!

-Sheila Tolley-

 

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