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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception a necessity.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
He hadn't a single redeeming vice.
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
America had often been discovered before Columbus; it had just been hushed up.
There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
Who, being loved, is poor?
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.