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Oscar Wilde
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[T]he recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses. It has led Individualism entirely astray. It has made gain, not growth its aim. So that man thought that the important thing is to have, and did not know that the important thing is to be. Oscar Wilde
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Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected. Oscar Wilde
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I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, from all I hear, I shouldn't like to. Oscar Wilde
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What between the duties expected of one during one's lifetime, and the duties exacted from one after one's death, land has ceased to be either a profit or a pleasure. It gives one position, and prevents one from keeping it up. That's all that can be said about land. Oscar Wilde
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Action is limited and relative. Unlimited and absolute is the vision of him who sits at ease and watches, who walks in loneliness and dreams. Oscar Wilde
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There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America. Oscar Wilde
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I am afraid he has one of those terribly weak natures that are susceptible to influence. Oscar Wilde
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Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art. ...because of the importance it places on the individual, their liberty, self-expression, creativity, and personal responsibility. Oscar Wilde
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The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. Oscar Wilde
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Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city. Oscar Wilde
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Always! That is the dreadful word ... it is a meaningless word, too. Oscar Wilde
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The only real people are the people who never existed. Oscar Wilde
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There are only two kinds of women, the plain and the coloured. Oscar Wilde
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No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Oscar Wilde
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I should have remembered that when one is going to lead an entirely new life, one requires regular and wholesome meals. Oscar Wilde
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Well I won't argue about the matter. You always want to argue about things. That is exactly what things were originally made for. Oscar Wilde
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The world belongs to the discontented. Oscar Wilde
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Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it. Oscar Wilde
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Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realized by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good. Oscar Wilde
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Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde
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She is all the great heroines of the world in one. She is more than an individual. I love her, and I must make her love me. I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain. Oscar Wilde
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A man who marries without knowing Bunbury has a very tedious time of it. Oscar Wilde
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My friend is not allowed to go out today. I sit by his side and read him passages from his own life. They fill him with surprise. Everyone should keep someone else's diary; I sometimes suspect you of keeping mine. Oscar Wilde
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I asked the question for the best reason possible, for the only reason, indeed, that excuses anyone for asking any question - simple curiosity. Oscar Wilde
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It's tragic how few people ever 'possess their souls' before they die. 'Nothing is more rare in any man', says Emerson, 'than an act of his own.' It is quite true. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their life is a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde
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All criticism is a form of autobiography Oscar Wilde
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I drink to separate my body from my soul. Oscar Wilde
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I never came across anyone in whom the moral sense was dominant who was not heartless, cruel, vindictive, log-stupid, and entirely lacking in the smallest sense of humanity. Moral people, as they are termed, are simple beasts. Oscar Wilde
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The only thing worse than being misquoted is being sentenced to two years' hard labour for buggery Oscar Wilde
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The only thing in the world worse than being Oscar Wilde is not being Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde
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And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring, And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar, And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring. Oscar Wilde
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The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture and contemplation become almost impossible. Oscar Wilde
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Tea is the only simple pleasure left to us. Oscar Wilde
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The trouble with women is, that when they grow up, they turn into their mothers. The trouble with men is, that they don't. Oscar Wilde
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Let me be surrounded by luxury, I can do without the necessities! Oscar Wilde
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People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde
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It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone and can be made as offensive as a brickbat. Oscar Wilde
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Disobedience is man's original virtue. Oscar Wilde
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Niagara Falls is simply a vast unnecessary amount of water going over the wrong way and then falling over unnecessary cliffs...The wonder would be if the water did not fall. Oscar Wilde
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Philanthropy [has become] simply the refuge of people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures. Oscar Wilde
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The poet is the supreme artist, for he is the master of colour and of form, and the real musician besides, and is lord over all life and all arts. Oscar Wilde
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Alas! it is a fearful thing To feel another's guilt! Oscar Wilde
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Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, and creeds follow one another like the withered leaves of Autumn; but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons and a possession for all eternity. Oscar Wilde
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Love will fly if held too lightly Love will die if held too tightly . . . Oscar Wilde
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Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. Oscar Wilde
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He made me see what Life is, and what Death signifies, and why Love is stronger than both. Oscar Wilde
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Circumstances should never alter principles! Oscar Wilde
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We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. Oscar Wilde
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The world seemed to me fine because you were in it, and goodness more real because you lived. Oscar Wilde
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Life is terrible. It rules us, we do not rule it. Oscar Wilde
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The honest ratepayer and his healthy family have no doubt often mocked at the dome-like forehead of the philosopher, and laughed over the strange perspective of the landscape that lies beneath him. If they really knew who he was, they would tremble. For Chuang Ts? spent his life in preaching the great creed of Inaction, and in pointing out the uselessness of all things. Oscar Wilde
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It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde
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Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it. Oscar Wilde
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Nothing is so aggravating as calmness. There is something positively brutal about the good temper of most modern men. Oscar Wilde
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Oh, why will parents always appear at the wrong time? Some extraordinary mistake in nature, I suppose. Oscar Wilde
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Science is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon eternal truths. Art is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon things beautiful and immortal and ever-changing. Oscar Wilde
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Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. Oscar Wilde
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I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. Oscar Wilde
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He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time. Oscar Wilde
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To many, no doubt, he will seem to be somewhat blatant and bumptious, but we prefer to regard him as being simply British. Oscar Wilde
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Whatever harsh criticisms may be passed on the construction of her sentences, she at least possesses that one touch of vulgarity that makes the whole world kin. Oscar Wilde
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What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colourless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Oscar Wilde
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The only thing one can do with good advice is pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde
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Real beauty ends where an intellectual expression begins. Oscar Wilde
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Dear Frank, we believe you; you have dined in every house in London - once. Oscar Wilde
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London is full of women who trust their husbands. One can always recognise them. They look so thoroughly unhappy. Oscar Wilde
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There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that. Oscar Wilde
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What a fuss people make about fidelity! 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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The fact is, you have fallen lately, Cecily, into a bad habit of thinking for yourself. You should give it up. It is not quite womanly.... Men don't like it. Oscar Wilde
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Must we really see Chicago in order to be educated? Oscar Wilde
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