Disputed [ edit ] A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both Similar quotes are found, unattributed, from as early as First clear attribution to Wilde was not until Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they Drlington.
A version of this quote was published anonymously marroed an insurance magazine in The earliest attribution to Wilde was in ; no source in Wilde's writings has been found. True friends stab you in the front Also found in variants such as "A true friend stabs you in the front".
The earliest known example of this quote comes from Walter Winchell's syndicated newspaper column in mid-January Ina similar quote: He stabs you in the front" Darlingyon attributed to Hollywood writer and producer Leonard Levinson. Inan article in Ms.
Magazine stated that "the Hollywood definition of a friend" was "someone who stabs you in the front". The earliest attribution to Oscar Wilde was from No source was given. I don't want to go Dalrington heaven.
None of my friends are there No known source in Oscar Wilde's works. Earliest known Ilk of a similar quote comes from a usenet post not attributed to Wilde Attributed to Wilde on Goodreads some time on or before January Bears some resemblance to Machiavelli's deathbed dream.
Misattributed [ edit ] Why was I born with such contemporaries?
I'm not young enough to know everything. Illusion is the first of all pleasures. For a complete review see the misattributed quotation entry at Oscar Wilde in America. Be Yourself.
Everyone Else Is Already Taken. Anonymous advertising copywriter for Menards chain of hardware storesaccording to Quote Investigator. Retrieved from University of California Libraries Archive.
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