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Daemon
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Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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Daemon wrote:
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)



Time puts each person where they belong
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Absolutely right , both are humans , faith makes the difference
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Context from the play : A Woman of No Importance


(Act 3)


LADY HUNSTANTON
Now I am quite out of my depth. I usually am when Lord Illingworth says anything. And the Humane Society is most careless. They never rescue me. I am left to sink. I have a dim idea, dear Lord Illingworth, that you are always on the side of the sinners, and I know I always try to be on the side of the saints, but that is as far as I get. And after all, it may be merely the fancy of a drowning person.

LORD ILLINGWORTH
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

LADY HUNSTANTON
Ah! that quite does for me. I haven't a word to say. You and I, dear Mrs. Arbuthnot, are behind the age. We can't follow Lord Illingworth. Too much care was taken with our education, I am afraid. To have been well brought up is a great drawback nowadays. It shuts one out from so much.
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Daemon wrote:
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Yeah. What a great excuse for sinners... I like it.
ChristopherJohnson
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Really? All the sinners? It depends, what one may mean by "future", Oscar.Shhh
Jeppe Frølund
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We are all both. Oscar knew us better than we'd like to think.
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Daemon wrote:
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Big difference: the saint is done collecting rewards, while the sinner is still accruing.
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When your future arrives, will you blame your past?



Robert Half
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The best prophet of the future is the past.




Lord Byron
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