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Oscar Wilde
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Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde
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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. Oscar Wilde
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Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. We all have clouds above us but some see their silver linings. We all face difficulties but some of us are grateful that they aren't worse. Oscar Wilde
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True love is just like regular love, but with more truth. Oscar Wilde
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Nature constantly imitates art. Oscar Wilde
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I can resist anything but temptation. Oscar Wilde
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Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. Oscar Wilde
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One should absorb the color of life. Oscar Wilde
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
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The pen is mightier than the paving-stone Oscar Wilde
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars'. Oscar Wilde
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all Oscar Wilde
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Miss Prism: ... And you do not seem to reealize, dear Doctor, that by persistently remaining single, a man coverts himself into a permanent public temptation. ... Chausuble: But is a man not equally attractive when married? Miss Prism: No married man is ever attractive except to his wife. Chausuble: And often, I've been told, not even to her. Oscar Wilde
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What is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere? Oscar Wilde
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An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different. Oscar Wilde
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Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old. Oscar Wilde
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I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left. ALGERNON: We have. JACK: I should extremely like to meet them. What do they talk about? ALGERNON: The fools? Oh! about the clever people of course. JACK: What fools. Oscar Wilde
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The world is made by the singer for the dreamer. Oscar Wilde
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Even men of the noblest possible moral character are extremely susceptible to the influence of the physical charms of others. Modern, no less then Ancient History, supplies us with many most painful examples of what I refer to. If it were not so, indeed, History would be quite unreadable. Oscar Wilde
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The great poet is always a seer, seeing less with the eyes of the body than he does with the eyes of the mind. Oscar Wilde
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Talent borrows, genius steals! Oscar Wilde
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Even now I cannot help feeling that it is a mistake to think that the passion one feels in creation is ever really shown in the work one creates. Oscar Wilde
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Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man's face. It cannot be concealed. People talk sometimes of secret vices, there are no such things. If a wretched man has a vice, it shows itself in the lines of his mouth, the droop of his eyelids, the moulding of his hands even. Oscar Wilde
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Before Turner there was no fog in London. Oscar Wilde
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I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. Oscar Wilde
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Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes. Oscar Wilde
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There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink. Oscar Wilde
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Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. Oscar Wilde
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As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid. Oscar Wilde
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In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilization. Oscar Wilde
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However, it is always nice to be expected, and not to arrive. Oscar Wilde
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Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage makes her something like a public building. Oscar Wilde
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Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile. Oscar Wilde
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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life. Oscar Wilde
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The secret of life is in art. Oscar Wilde
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Fashion: by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment the universal. Oscar Wilde
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The job of the critic is to report to us his moods. Oscar Wilde
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The ancient historians gave us delightful fiction in the form of fact; the modern novelist presents us with dull facts under the guise of fiction. Oscar Wilde
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Philosophies fall away like sand, and creeds follow on another like the withered leaves of Autumn. Oscar Wilde
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Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. Oscar Wilde
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Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. Oscar Wilde
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There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose. Oscar Wilde
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The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. Oscar Wilde
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Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. Oscar Wilde
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An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. Oscar Wilde
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The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life. Oscar Wilde
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Biography lends to death a new terror. Oscar Wilde
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Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two. Oscar Wilde
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The greatest of all sins is stupidity. Oscar Wilde
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Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people. Oscar Wilde
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Taking sides is the beginning of sincerity, and earnestness follows shortly afterwards, and the human being becomes a bore. Oscar Wilde
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There is nothing that stirs in the whole world of thought to which sorrow does not vibrate in terrible and exquisite pulsation. Oscar Wilde
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I now see that sorrow, being the supreme emotion of which man is capable, is at once the type and test of all great art. Oscar Wilde
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There are times when sorrow seems to me to be the only truth. Oscar Wilde
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The world has been made by fools that wise men may live in it. Oscar Wilde
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You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde
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Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. Oscar Wilde
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America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself. Oscar Wilde
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To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. Oscar Wilde
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All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Oscar Wilde
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The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. Oscar Wilde
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The bright dawn flooded the room, and swept the fantastic shadows into dusky corners, where they lay shuddering. Oscar Wilde
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Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them. Oscar Wilde
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The more we study Art, the less we care for Nature. Oscar Wilde
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And suddenly the moon withdraws her sickle from the lightening skies, and to her sombre cavern flies, wrapped in a veil of yellow gauze. Oscar Wilde
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Just because a man has died for it, does not make it true. Oscar Wilde
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When he takes the knife to the canvass the servants find him lying dead with a knife through is heart and "withered, wrinkled, and loathsome of visage." and the portrait "in all the wonders of his exquisite youth and beauty." p 349 Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde was suing the Marquis of Queensbury in 1895 for libel accusing Wilde of homosexuality Counsel: Have you ever adored a young man madly? Wilde: I have never given adoration to anyone except myself. Oscar Wilde
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