Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Lived from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oscar Wilde

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    Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things.
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    Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
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    Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
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    Do not be afraid of the past. If people tell you that it is irrevocable, do not believe them.
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    Do you really think, Arthur, that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to.
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    Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
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    Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
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    Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    Source: A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated (1894)
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    England will never be civilized till she has added Utopia to her dominions.
    Source: The critic as artist
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    Every man of ambition has to fight his century with its own weapons. What this century worships is wealth. The God of this century is wealth. To succeed one must have wealth. At all costs one must have wealth.
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    Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile, like most kings.
    Source: A woman of No Importance
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    Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
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    Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.
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    Every woman is a rebel.
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    Everything in moderation, including moderation.