What is I can resist anything but temptation an example of?
What is an example of an epigraph?
Quote by Oscar Wilde: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Who said the truth is rarely pure and never simple?
A paradox is a statement that contradicts itself, or that must be both true and untrue at the same time. But a key part of paradoxes is that they at least sound reasonable. They’re not obvious nonsense, and it’s only upon consideration that we realize their self-defeating logic. For example: This statement is a lie.
Quote by Oscar Wilde: “I can resist anything except temptation.”
What literary device is I can resist anything but temptation?
“This statement is false” is a classic example, known to logicians as “the liar’s paradox.” When Oscar Wilde said, “I can resist anything except temptation,” he used a paradox to highlight how easily we give in to tempting things while imagining that we can hold firm and resist them.