Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

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Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

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Everything popular is wrong.

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I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

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Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

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

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Hatred is blind, as well as love.

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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

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How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.

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Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

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Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

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By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

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I have nothing to declare except my genuis.

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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

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I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

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I can resist everything except temptation.

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I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

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Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.

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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

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

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Charity creates a multitude of sins.

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Children begin by loving their parents

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Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

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

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Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

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Biography lends to death a new terror.

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

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Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

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Women are made to be loved, not understood.

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Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

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Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

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Who, being loved, is poor?

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While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.

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Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

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Why was I born with such contemporaries?

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Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

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The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.

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