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Quotation by Oscar Wilde
All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. De Profundis (1905).
Wilde was tried for homosexual practices in 1895, and served a two-year sentence with hard labor, during which De Profundis—Wilde's letter of confession and reminiscence to his lover—was written.
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