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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet [more author details]
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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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Oscar Wilde
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
Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons.
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Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
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Oscar Wilde, In Life of Oscar Wilde, H. Pearson
One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.
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Oscar Wilde, L'Envoi, 1882
Crying is the refuge of plain women, but the ruin of pretty ones.
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Oscar Wilde, Lady Windemere's Fan
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.
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Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892
I can resist anything but temptation.
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Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
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Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
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Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
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Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III
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