Wilde’s Wit and Wisdom!

Clematis Seed Head.(WP)

“In old days men had the rack. Now they have the press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism. “

-Oscar Wilde

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Retired! Enjoying the Autumn days of my life. A Joy to do nothing and then rest afterwards.
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10 Responses to Wilde’s Wit and Wisdom!

  1. Never has a truer word been spoken in reference to the times we are living in….Good old Oscar.x Love the image:)

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  2. Gradmama2011 says:

    Long live the Press! Of course when Oscar Wilde wrote that comment, newspapers and periiodicals were occasional…monthly or daily. Now we have constant words of wisdom streaming at us all the time. Lucky us! :-).

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  3. Gradmama2011 says:

    love the Clematis blossom … I think I had a hat like that once. 🙂

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  4. menhir1 says:

    Plus ca change!

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  5. So true today. The media are involved too much.

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