Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Lived from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oscar Wilde

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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.
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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.
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    Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
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    Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
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    Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
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    Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.
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    Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.