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Oscar Wilde
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Charity creates a multitude of sins. Oscar Wilde
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To be in love is to surpass one's self. Oscar Wilde
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Be happy, be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart's-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty. Oscar Wilde
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We are never more true to ourselves than when we are inconsistent. Oscar Wilde
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I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception. Oscar Wilde
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To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. Oscar Wilde
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History is merely gossip Oscar Wilde
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As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg Oscar Wilde
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Musical people always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be perfectly deaf. Oscar Wilde
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I don't recognize you - I've changed a lot. Oscar Wilde
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Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. Oscar Wilde
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Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune. Oscar Wilde
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Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. Oscar Wilde
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You know what a woman's curiosity is. Oscar Wilde
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Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear. Oscar Wilde
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All bad art is the result of good intentions. Oscar Wilde
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There are works which wait, and which one does not understand for a long time; the reason is that they bring answers to questions which have not yet been raised; for the question often arrives a terribly long time after the answer. Oscar Wilde
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My Salome is a mystic the sister of Salammbo a Saint Therese who worships the moon. Oscar Wilde
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It is curious how vanity helps the successful man and wrecks the failure. Oscar Wilde
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Come down, O Christ, and help me! reach thy hand, For I am drowning in a stormier sea Than Simon on thy lake of Galilee Oscar Wilde
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In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people.... The Japanese people are ... simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art. Oscar Wilde
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The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all. Oscar Wilde
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ever since I met you I have admired you more than any girl...I have ever met since...I met you. Oscar Wilde
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Surely Love is a wonderful thing. It is more precious than emeralds, and dearer than fine opals. Pearls and pomegranates cannot buy it, nor is it set forth in the marketplace. It may not be purchased of the merchants, for can it be weighed out in the balance for gold. Oscar Wilde
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Finding the meaning of life is easy. Simply get a dictionary, go to the 'L' section, and find the word 'life.' Oscar Wilde
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When asked what he thought of sports, Oscar Wilde replied, "I approve of any activity that requires the wearing of special clothing. Oscar Wilde
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Just be your self. Everybody else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
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The note of the perfect personality is not rebellion, but peace. Oscar Wilde
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Most people are boring and stupid. Oscar Wilde
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Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working. Oscar Wilde
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The Bostonians take their learning too sadly: culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their "Hub," as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Oscar Wilde
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She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses but in all my garden there is no red rose. Oscar Wilde
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We think that we are generous because we credit our neighbor with those virtues that are likely to benefit ourselves. We praise the banker that we may overdraw our account, and find good qualities in the highwayman in the hope that he may spare our pockets. Oscar Wilde
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If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it, I should not mind a bit. but if a friend of mine had a sorrow and refused to allow me to share it, I should feel it most bitterly. If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me, I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted so that I might share in what I was entitled to share. If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him, I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation. Oscar Wilde
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Life would be dull without them. Oscar Wilde
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A man's life is of more value than a woman's. It has larger issues, wider scope, greater ambitions. Our lives revolve in curves of emotions. It is upon lines of intellect that a man's life progresses. I have just learnt this, and much else with it, from Lord Goring. And I will not spoil your life for you, nor see you spoil it as a sacrifice to me, a useless sacrifice. Oscar Wilde
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What is said of man is nothing; the point is, who says it. Oscar Wilde
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The girl never really lived, and so she has never really died. Oscar Wilde
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The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. Oscar Wilde
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When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. Oscar Wilde
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Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, life wouldn't be worth living. Oscar Wilde
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A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. Oscar Wilde
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every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. Oscar Wilde
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Oh, don't cough, Ernest. When one is dictating one should speak fluently and not cough. Besides, I don't know how to spell a cough. Oscar Wilde
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You shut out from your society the gentle and the good. You laugh at the simple and the pure. living, as you all do, on other and by them, you need at self-sacrifice, and if you throw bread to the poor, it is merely to keep them quiet for a season. Oscar Wilde
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It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming. Oscar Wilde
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Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty. Oscar Wilde
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The aim of love is to love. No more, no less. Oscar Wilde
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The worst thing to do with success, is to boast about it. Oscar Wilde
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One does not see anything until one sees its beauty. Oscar Wilde
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It's either the wallpaper or me. One of us has to go. [These were his dying words.] Oscar Wilde
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You can have your secret as long as I have your heart[.] Oscar Wilde
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The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul? Oscar Wilde
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this woman is a genius in the day time and a beauty at night Oscar Wilde
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He is fond of being misunderstood. It gives him a post of vantage. Oscar Wilde
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Nowadays we are all of us so hard up that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They're the only things we can pay. Oscar Wilde
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God knows; I won't be an Oxford don anyhow. I'll be a poet, a writer, a dramatist. Somehow or other I'll be famous, and if not famous, I'll be notorious. Or perhaps I'll lead the life of pleasure for a time and then-who knows?-rest and do nothing. What does Plato say is the highest end that man can attain here below? To sit down and contemplate the good. Perhaps that will be the end of me too. Oscar Wilde
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If it took Labouchere three columns to prove that I was forgotten, then there is no difference between fame and obscurity. Oscar Wilde
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I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime. Oscar Wilde
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Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success. Oscar Wilde
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When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve. Oscar Wilde
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MRS. ALLONBY: She told me yesterday, and in quite a loud voice too, that she was only eighteen. It was most annoying. LORD ILLINGWORTH: One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything. Oscar Wilde
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Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility. Oscar Wilde
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To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness. Oscar Wilde
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A poet can survive anything but a misprint. Oscar Wilde
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As a pomegranate, cut in twain, White-seeded is her crimson mouth. Oscar Wilde
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The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality. Oscar Wilde
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Her hair is bound with myrtle leaves, (Green leaves upon her golden hair!) Green grasses through the yellow sheaves Of Autumn corn are not more fair. Oscar Wilde
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The only way a woman can ever reform her husband is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. Oscar Wilde
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Anyone can make history. Only a great man can write it. Oscar Wilde
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