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The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. Oscar Wilde
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The only one you need in your life is that person who shows you he needs you in his. Oscar Wilde
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LORD ILLINGWORTH: The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. MRS ALLONBY: And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy. Oscar Wilde
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The ugly can be beautiful. The pretty, never. Oscar Wilde
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Misery and poverty are so absolutely degrading, and exercise such a paralysing effect over the nature of men, that no class is ever really conscious of its own suffering. They have to be told of it by other people, and they often entirely disbelieve them. Oscar Wilde
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Don't tell me that you have exhausted Life. When a man says that, one knows that life has exhausted him. Oscar Wilde
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Live the wonderful life that is in you. Oscar Wilde
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Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life. Oscar Wilde
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The curves of your lips rewrite history. Oscar Wilde
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Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments. Oscar Wilde
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The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding. The happiness of a married man depends on the people he has not married. One should always be in love - that's the reason one should never marry. Oscar Wilde
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American girls are as clever at concealing their parents as English women are at concealing their past. Oscar Wilde
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Every woman becomes their mother. That's their tragedy. And no man becomes his. That's his tragedy. Oscar Wilde
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Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. Oscar Wilde
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My dear Arthur, I never talk scandal. I only talk gossip. What is the difference between scandal and gossip? Oh! Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. Oscar Wilde
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Art creates an incomparable and unique effect, and, having done so, passes on to other things. Nature, upon the other hand, forgetting that that imitation can be made the sincerest form of insult, keeps on repeating this effect until we all become absolutely wearied of it. Oscar Wilde
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Always keep love in your heart. Oscar Wilde
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The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society. Oscar Wilde
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If I hadn't believed it, then I wouldn't have seen it Oscar Wilde
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The vilest deeds like poison weeds Bloom well in prison air; It is only what is good in man That wastes and withers there. Oscar Wilde
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No art ever survived censorship; no art ever will. Oscar Wilde
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An alliterative prefix served as an ornament of oratory. Oscar Wilde
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Lord Illingworth told me this morning that there was an orchid there as beautiful as the seven deadly sins. Oscar Wilde
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My dear young lady, there was a great deal of truth; I dare say, in what you said, and you looked very pretty while you said it, which is much more important. Oscar Wilde
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The tragedy of growing old is not that one is old but that one is young. Oscar Wilde
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The only way to even approach doing something perfectly is through experience, and experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde
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The English public always feels perfectly at ease when a mediocrity is talking to it. Oscar Wilde
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The ability of the theist to misunderstand a thing is directly proportional to the obviousness of the thing. Oscar Wilde
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In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. Oscar Wilde
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The first thing that struck me on landing in America was that if the Americans are not the most well-dressed people in the world, they are the most comfortably dressed. Oscar Wilde
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And when wind and winter harden All the loveless land, It will whisper of the garden, You will understand. Oscar Wilde
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I am not in favour of this modern mania for turning bad people into good people at a moment's notice. Oscar Wilde
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We call ours a utilitarian age, and we do not know the uses of any single thing. We have forgotten that water can cleanse, that fire can purify, and that the Earth is mother to us all. Oscar Wilde
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It is very vulgar to talk about one's own business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then only at dinner parties. Oscar Wilde
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Oh, I do' care about Jack. I do' care for anybody in the whole world but you. I love you, Cecily. You will marry me, wo' you? You silly boy! Of course. Why, we have been engaged for the last three months. For the last three months? Oscar Wilde
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Woman's first duty in life is to her dressmaker. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered. 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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And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed. Oscar Wilde
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The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties. Oscar Wilde
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Her ivory hands on the ivory keys Strayed in a fitful fantasy, Like the silver gleam when the poplar trees Rustle their pale leaves listlessly Or the drifting foam of a restless sea When the waves show their teeth in the flying breeze. Oscar Wilde
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Argument's are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. Oscar Wilde
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Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything, and when they grow older, they know it. Oscar Wilde
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The yellow fog came creeping down The bridges, till the houses' walls Seemed changed to shadows, and St. Paul's Loomed like a bubble o'er the town. Oscar Wilde
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I find I have, and a heart does' suit me, Windermere. Somehow it does' go with modern dress. It makes one look old. Oscar Wilde
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Those who see any difference between soul and body have neither Oscar Wilde
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Sometime you will find, even as I have found, that there is no such thing as romantic experience; there are romantic memories, and there is the desire of romance- that is all. Our most fiery moments of ecstasy are merely shadows of what somewhere else we have felt, or of what we long someday to feel Oscar Wilde
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They get up early, because they have so much to do, and go to bed early, because they have so little to think about. Oscar Wilde
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Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memories. Oscar Wilde
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I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it. Oscar Wilde
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If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out. Oscar Wilde
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Nature is a wet place where large numbers of ducks fly overhead uncooked. Oscar Wilde
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The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion-these are the two things that govern us. Oscar Wilde
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If one doesn't talk about a thing, it has never happened. It is simply expression that gives reality to things. Oscar Wilde
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What a silly thing love is! It is not half as useful as logic, for it does not prove anything and it is always telling one things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true. Oscar Wilde
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Reported as Oscar Wilde's last words on his death bed... This wallpaper is killing me. One of us has to go. Oscar Wilde
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When you really want love you will find it waiting for you. Oscar Wilde
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I am one of those who are made for exceptions, not for laws. Oscar Wilde
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To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. Oscar Wilde
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The supreme vice is shallowness. Oscar Wilde
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I am too fond of reading books to care to write them. Oscar Wilde
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There are two ways to dislike poetry: One is to dislike it; the other is to read Pope. Oscar Wilde
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Some things are too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde
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The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history. Oscar Wilde
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A passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young. Oscar Wilde
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There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. Oscar Wilde
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As a rule, I think they are quite impossible. Geniuses talk so much, don't they? Such a bad habit! And they are always thinking about themselves, when I want them to be thinking about me. Oscar Wilde
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But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Oscar Wilde
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Women have become so highly educated... that nothing should surprise us nowadays, except happy marriages. Oscar Wilde
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I am always astonishing myself. It is the only thing that makes life worth living. Oscar Wilde
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No gentleman ever has any money. Oscar Wilde
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