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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet [more author details]
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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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Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
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The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
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The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.
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The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
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The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
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There are many things that we would throw away, if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
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There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
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To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.
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We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
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