Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Lived from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oscar Wilde

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    Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.
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    I can believe anything provided it is incredible.
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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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    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
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    A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
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    A good friend will always stab you in the front.
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    A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
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    A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
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    A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
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    A man who is much talked about is always very attractive.
    Source: The importance of being earnest (1895) act 2
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    A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.
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    A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at.
    Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895)
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    A mask tells us more than a face.
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    A modern city is the exact opposite of what everyone wants.
    Source: Letter naar Robert Ross (31-5-1897) in Frank Harris - Oscar Wilde, His life and confessions
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    A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
    Source: The Pall Mall Gazette (14 oktober 1886) he Children of the Poets