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Oscar Wilde

With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism. Nobody will waste his life in accumulating things, and the symbols for things. One will live. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wilde, ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’, Fortnightly Review, vol. 291 (February, 1891)

Oscar Wilde

Spirit of Beauty! tarry still awhile,
They are not dead, thine ancient votaries;
Some few there are to whom thy radiant smile
Is better than a thousand victories[.]

Oscar Wilde, ‘The Garden of Eros’, 1881