Mysterious Rebellious Personality

Most personalities have been obliged to be rebels.  Half their strength has been wasted in friction.

The note of the perfect personality is not rebellion, but peace.

Personality is a very mysterious thing.  A man cannot always be estimated by what he does.  He may keep the law, and yet be worthless.  He may break the law, and yet be fine.  He may be bad, without ever doing anything bad.  He may commit a sin against society, and yet realise through that sin his true perfection.

The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wild)

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