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Oscar Wilde
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The Governor was strong upon The Regulations Act: The Doctor said that Death was but A scientific fact: And twice a day the Chaplain called, And left a little tract. Oscar Wilde

I think life too complex a thing to be settled by these hard and fast rules. Oscar Wilde

Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. Oscar Wilde

I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing. Oscar Wilde

Cecily. This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners. When I see a spade I call it a spade. Gwendolen. [Satirically.] I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different. Oscar Wilde

I know. In fact, I am never wrong. Oscar Wilde

The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms. Oscar Wilde

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography. Oscar Wilde

It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously Oscar Wilde

The growing influence of women is the one reassuring thing in our political life. Oscar Wilde

Set in this stormy Northern sea, Queen of these restless fields of tide, England! what shall men say of thee, Before whose feet the worlds divide? Oscar Wilde

I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean. Oscar Wilde

To be popular one must be a mediocrity. Oscar Wilde

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? Oscar Wilde

He hadn't a single redeeming vice. Oscar Wilde

When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. Oscar Wilde

The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. Oscar Wilde

We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow. Oscar Wilde

I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it. Oscar Wilde

Conscience makes egotists of us all. Oscar Wilde

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde

It was the passions about whose origin we deceived ourselves that tyrannized most strongly over us. Oscar Wilde

Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other. Oscar Wilde

Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. Oscar Wilde

When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. Oscar Wilde

Wisdom comes with winters Oscar Wilde

Caricature is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius. Oscar Wilde

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Oscar Wilde

Time is a waste of money. Oscar Wilde

But whether I become a believer or remain an agnostic, my belief or disbelief must derive its source from within, not from without. I, myself, must create its symbols. The transcendental is that which produces its own form. I will never discover its secret if I do not find it in my own heart; if I do not possess it already I shall never be able to acquire it. Oscar Wilde

you will always love, and you will always be loved Oscar Wilde

Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play... I tell you, that it is on things like these that our lives depend. Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. Oscar Wilde

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. Oscar Wilde

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. Oscar Wilde

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. Oscar Wilde

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying. Oscar Wilde

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. Oscar Wilde

There is no sin except stupidity. Oscar Wilde

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be. Oscar Wilde

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. Oscar Wilde

There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about. Oscar Wilde

One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. Oscar Wilde

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. Oscar Wilde

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life. Oscar Wilde

In married life three is company and two none. Oscar Wilde

And, by the way, one of the most delightful things I find in America is meeting a people without prejudice - everywhere open to the truth. Oscar Wilde

It is absurd to say that the age of miracles is past. It has not yet begun. Oscar Wilde

To have ruined one's self over poetry is an honour Oscar Wilde

I never read a book I must review; it prejudices you so. Oscar Wilde

In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing. Oscar Wilde

Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do. Oscar Wilde

Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground. Oscar Wilde

I didn't have a life until I went up onstage. Oscar Wilde

Psychology is in its infancy, as a science. I hope in the interests of Art, it will always remain so. Oscar Wilde

Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Oscar Wilde

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. Oscar Wilde

Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. Oscar Wilde

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. Oscar Wilde

I can resist anything except temptation. Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his. Oscar Wilde



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