Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Alive from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary) | CountryEngels

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    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
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    And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.
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    Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.
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    Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
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    My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.
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    A gentleman never insults anyone unintentionally.
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    A gentleman never looks out of the window.
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    A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes.
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    All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.
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    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
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    Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
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    Anyone looking for a beautiful woman, good and intelligent, do not try one but three.
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    Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.
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    As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.
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    As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.
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