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Type: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 10/16/1854


 

Oscar Wilde Quotes > There is nothing in the world...

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There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
Oscar Wilde
About: Woman

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