Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Lived from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oscar Wilde

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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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    A gentleman never insults anyone unintentionally.
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    A gentleman never looks out of the window.
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    A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
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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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    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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    As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have it's fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
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    Between the famous and the infamous there is but one step.
    Source: De Profundis
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    Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.