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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet [more author details]
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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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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
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Genius is born--not paid.
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I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
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I am not young enough to know everything.
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I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
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I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
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It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
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It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.
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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
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Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
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Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
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One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
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One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
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Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
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