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




 

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Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
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Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
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Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
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In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
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What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
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There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
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No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
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I have nothing to declare except my genuis.
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I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
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There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
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There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
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There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
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It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
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Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
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The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
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The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
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Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
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When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
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I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
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Those whom the gods love grow young.
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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
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