Oscar Wilde fashion quotes

German translation: «Nur Dumme urteilen nicht nach dem äusseren Erscheiniungsbild. ..

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English term or phrase:It is only the shallow people who do not judge by appearances
German translation:«Nur Dumme urteilen nicht nach dem äusseren Erscheiniungsbild. ..
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD

11:54 Jan 1, 2001
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English term or phrase: Oscar Wilde fashion quotes
Does anyone know/have the German translation for the following 2 Oscar Wilde quotes:
"It is only the shallow people who do not judge by appearances." from Dorian Gray...
"A Fashion is a form of dress so unbearable we are compelled to alter it every six months" - unsourced, from 1884.
Many thanks!
Ute Wietfeld
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:02
«Nur Dumme urteilen nicht nach dem äusseren Erscheiniungsbild. ..
Explanation:
and continued:"Das wahre Geheimnis der Welt ist das Sichtbare, nicht das Unsichtbare"
These words are spoken by Lord Henry Wotton to Dorian Gray.
see.www.nzz.ch/2000/11/25/li/page-article6SYDG.html

Mode ist eine so unerträgliche Form der Hässlichkeit, dass wir sie alle sechs Monate ändern müssen.
Oskar Wilde
see:ww.crcg.edu/ww/fun.html
HTH and Happy New Year
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 02:02
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Many thanks for that, a great help, and happy New Year to you, too!
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naNur törichte Menschen beurteilen die Dinge nicht nach ihrer Erscheinungsform.
Veronika Koeper-Saul
na«Nur Dumme urteilen nicht nach dem äusseren Erscheiniungsbild. ..
Johanna Timm, PhD


  

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«Nur Dumme urteilen nicht nach dem äusseren Erscheiniungsbild. ..


Explanation:
and continued:"Das wahre Geheimnis der Welt ist das Sichtbare, nicht das Unsichtbare"
These words are spoken by Lord Henry Wotton to Dorian Gray.
see.www.nzz.ch/2000/11/25/li/page-article6SYDG.html

Mode ist eine so unerträgliche Form der Hässlichkeit, dass wir sie alle sechs Monate ändern müssen.
Oskar Wilde
see:ww.crcg.edu/ww/fun.html
HTH and Happy New Year


    ww.crcg.edu/ww/fun.html
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 02:02
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 4650
Grading comment
Many thanks for that, a great help, and happy New Year to you, too!

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Nur törichte Menschen beurteilen die Dinge nicht nach ihrer Erscheinungsform.


Explanation:
This published translation (see ref. below) reflects the philosophical context in which these words are spoken (in Dorian Gray, by Lord Henry).

2nd quote: "Mode ist eine so unterträglich hässliche Form von Bekleidung, dass wir gezwungen sind, sie jedes halbe Jahr zu ändern."
A more literal suggestion.


    Oscar Wilde, Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray, transl. by Johannes Gaulke, Frankfurt/M etc: Ullstein, 1975, p. 25/6 . 2
Veronika Koeper-Saul
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