Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Is Oscar Wilde wrong?

Oscar Wilde:You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies. 

Think about it.  By that measure, Obama is a pathetic loser.

PS: It might not be Oscar Wilde, it might be Dr Who or Joseph Conrad or someone else.  That is the danger of relying on the Internet for quotes.  However, in "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Oscar Wilde does have this passage:
"I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.  A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.  I have not got one who is a fool.  They are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me."