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




 

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Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
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If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
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When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
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Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
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It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
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It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
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Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
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Why was I born with such contemporaries?
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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
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The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
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Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
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Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
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The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.
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When good Americans die they go to Paris.
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I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
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Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
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There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
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The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
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Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
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Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
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Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
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Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
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