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




 

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
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There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
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As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
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All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
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There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
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How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
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It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
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One can survive anything these days, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
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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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The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
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If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
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I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
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If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
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A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
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Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
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One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
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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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In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
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Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
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All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic.
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A true friend stabs you in the front.
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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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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How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
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