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Meaning of Oscar Wilde quote

 
 
Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:43 pm
"You have friends for their good looks, acquaintances for their good character, and enemies for their intelligence."

How do you interpret this?
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:11 pm
@Homomorph,
I interpret this as straight sarcasm. The first point indicates how shallow the subject is, the second how good characters put up with the subject, and the third how enemies see the subject for what they are.

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