Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Alive from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary) | CountryEngels

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    In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilization.
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    In life there is really no great or small thing. All things are of equal value and of equal size.
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    In married life three is company two is none.
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    In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.
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    In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
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    In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.
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    In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself.
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    In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst.
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    It is a dangerous thing to reform anyone.
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    It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. Names are everything. I never quarrel with actions. My one quarrel is with words. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for.
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    It is a very dangerous thing to know one's friends.
    Source: The Remarkable Rocket (1888)
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    It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
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    It is always the unreadable that occurs.
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    It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.
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    It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly.
    Source: The picture of Dorian Gray
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