Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Alive from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary) | CountryEngels

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    If a woman cannot make her mistakes charming, she is only a female.
    Source: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
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    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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    If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
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    If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation.
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    If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
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    If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it.
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    If we men married the women we deserved, we should have a very bad time of it.
    Source: An Ideal Husband (1895) Act IV.
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    If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
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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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    Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.
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    Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
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    In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other.
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    In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever.
    Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)
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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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    In America, the President reigns for four years, and journalism governs for ever and ever.
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