What are some famous humorous words of wisdom?


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One example of a humours wisdom quote is "I can resist everything except temptation," by Oscar Wilde. Another example is "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory," by Albert Schweitzer.

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The quote from Oscar Wilde implies that he can resist only the things that are not enticing and do not actually require any resistance. It also implies that he frequently gives into the things that tempt him. Oscar Wilde was an Irish author of plays, poems, essays and novels in the mid to late 1800s. He was one of the most popular playwrights in London during the early 1890s.

Oscar Wilde is most remembered for his novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray," his epigrams and the circumstances surrounding his time in prison and early death. Another humorous wisdom quote by him is "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."

The quote by Albert Schweitzer addresses how happiness relies on not remembering the bad things that have happened and maintaining a healthy body. He was a German and French theologian, philosopher and physician in the late 1800s and early to mid 1900s. He was also a medical missionary in Africa and is well-known for his historical works regarding Jesus.

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