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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet [more author details]
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Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
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Oscar Wilde
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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Oscar Wilde
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.
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Oscar Wilde
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
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Oscar Wilde
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
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Oscar Wilde
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
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Oscar Wilde
There are many things that we would throw away, if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
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Oscar Wilde
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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Oscar Wilde
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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Oscar Wilde
We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.
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Oscar Wilde
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
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Oscar Wilde
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
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Wisdom comes with winters.
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Oscar Wilde
One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.
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Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.
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Oscar Wilde, "The Remarkable Rocket"
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.
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Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3
I don't play accurately-any one can play accurately- but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.
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Oscar Wilde, Algernon from The Importance of Being Earnest
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
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Oscar Wilde, An Ideal husband, 1893
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
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Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1893, Act I
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