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Oscar Wilde
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I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Oscar Wilde
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The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. Oscar Wilde
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Hatred is blind, as well as love. Oscar Wilde
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A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. Oscar Wilde
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The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde
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The only beautiful things are the things that do not concern us. Oscar Wilde
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Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich. Oscar Wilde
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I love the French language... it's a delightful language, especially to curse with. It's like whopping your ass with silk. Oscar Wilde
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It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love. Oscar Wilde
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Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities. Oscar Wilde
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I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse. Oscar Wilde
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You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don't even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid Oscar Wilde
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Lord AUGUSTUS:(looking around) Time to educate yourself, I suppose. DUMBY: No, time to forget all I have learned. That is much more important. Oscar Wilde
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A grapefruit is just a lemon that saw an opportunity and took advantage of it. Oscar Wilde
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What a fuss people make about fidelity!" exclaimed Lord Henry. "Why, even in love it is purely a question for physiology. It has nothing to do with our own will. Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot: that is all one can say. Oscar Wilde
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When a golden girl can win Prayer from out the lips of sin, When the barren almond bears, And a little child gives away its tears, Then shall all the house be still And peace come to Canterville. Oscar Wilde
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Anybody can have common sense, provided that they have no imagination. Oscar Wilde
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I quite agree with Dr. Nordau's assertion that all men of genius are insane, but Dr. Nordau forgets that all sane people are idiots. Oscar Wilde
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We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality. Oscar Wilde
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Moderation is a fatal thing. Enough is as bad as a meal. More than enough is as good as a feast. Oscar Wilde
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What a silly thing love is!' said the student as he walked away. 'It is not half as useful as logic, for it does not prove anything, and it is always telling one of things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true. In fact, it is quite unpractical, and, as in this age to be practical is everything, I shall go back to philosophy and study metaphysics.' So he returned to his room and pulled out a great dusty book, and began to read. Oscar Wilde
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Thinking is wonderful, but the experience is even more wonderful. Oscar Wilde
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I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself. Sometimes I am so clever I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. Oscar Wilde
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Sometimes, the unnecessary is necessary. Oscar Wilde
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For life is terribly deficient in form. Its catastrophes happen in the wrong way and to the wrong people. There is a grotesque horror about its comedies, and its tragedies seem to culminate in farce. Oscar Wilde
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Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women...merely adored. Oscar Wilde
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Man is many things, but he is not rational. Oscar Wilde
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I wonder who it was defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given. Man is many things, but he is not rational. Oscar Wilde
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Human life-that appeared to him the one thing worth investigating. Compared to it there was nothing else of any value. It was true that as one watched life in its curious crucible of pain and pleasure, one could not wear over one's face a mask of glass, nor keep the sulphurous fumes from troubling the brain and making the imagination turbid with monstrous fancies and misshapen dreams. Oscar Wilde
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Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders. Oscar Wilde
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I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked. Oscar Wilde
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Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out. Oscar Wilde
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The secret of remaining young is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming. Oscar Wilde
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I am afraid that woman appreciate cruelty, downright cruelty, more than anything else. They have wonderfully primitive instincts. We have emancipated them, but they remain slaves looking for their masters, all the same. They love being dominated. Oscar Wilde
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different. Oscar Wilde
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Life is the art of being well deceived, and to succeed, it must be habitual and uninterrupted. Oscar Wilde
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I'll bet you anything you like that half an hour after they have met, they will be calling each other sister. Women only do that when they have called each other a lot of other things first. Oscar Wilde
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The sky was pure opal now. Oscar Wilde
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Every woman is wrong until she cries. Oscar Wilde
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A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurence of crime. Oscar Wilde
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When a man does exactly what a woman expects him to do she doesn't think much of him. One should always do what a woman doesn't expect, just as one should say what she doesn't understand. Oscar Wilde
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Though of all poses a moral pose is the most offensive, still to have a pose at all is something. Oscar Wilde
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I can't stand people that do not take food seriously. Oscar Wilde
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It is personalities not principles that move the age. Oscar Wilde
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There is no such thing as morality or immorality in thought. There is immoral emotion. Oscar Wilde
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And now, I am dying beyond my means. (Said while sipping champagne on his deathbed.) Oscar Wilde
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If only the picture could grow old, and I stay young. For that...for that, I would give my SOUL for that. Oscar Wilde
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Bigamy ? It's having one wife too much... ...Monogamy ? It's the same. Oscar Wilde
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Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones. Oscar Wilde
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Do not be afraid of the past. If people tell you that it is irrevocable, do not believe them. The past, the present and the future are but one moment in the sight of God, in whose sight we should try to live. Time and space, succession and extension, are merely accidental conditions of thought. The imagination can transcend them. Oscar Wilde
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I could never quite accustom myself to absinthe, but it suits my style so well Oscar Wilde
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The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him. Oscar Wilde
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Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief. Oscar Wilde
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I was disappointed in Niagara - most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life. Oscar Wilde
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I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. Oscar Wilde
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By doing just a little every day, I can gradually let the task completely overwhelm me. Oscar Wilde
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Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians. Oscar Wilde
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A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on. Oscar Wilde
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Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age. Oscar Wilde
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I don't like principles. I prefer prejudices. Oscar Wilde
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Ethics, like natural selection, make existence possible. Aesthetics, like sensual selection, make life lovely and wonderful, fill it with new forms, and give it progress, and variety and change. Oscar Wilde
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The sure way of knowing nothing about life is to try to make oneself useful. Oscar Wilde
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Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men. Oscar Wilde
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The evolution of man is slow. The injustice of men is great. Oscar Wilde
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Friendship never forgets. That is the wonderful thing about it. Oscar Wilde
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If a man treats life artistically, his brain is his heart. Oscar Wilde
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It is absurd to say that there are neither ruins nor curiosities in America when they have their mothers and their manners. Oscar Wilde
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In England it is enough for a man to try and produce any serious, beautiful work to lose all his rights as a citizen. Oscar Wilde
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A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. -Author Unknown As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied. Oscar Wilde
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