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Type: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 10/16/1854




 

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
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Only the shallow know themselves.
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It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
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It is always the unreadable that occurs.
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One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
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The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
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Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
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To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
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There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
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No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
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The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
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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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A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
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Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
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In married life three is company and two none.
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The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
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If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
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Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
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Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
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Life is too important to be taken seriously.
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A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
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Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
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Everything popular is wrong.
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