Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Lived from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oscar Wilde

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    Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.
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    From the point of view of literature Mr. Kipling is a genius who drops his aspirates. From the point of view of life, he is a reporter who knows vulgarity better than any one has ever known it.
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    Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
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    Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
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    Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak. They a
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    Good taste is the excuse I have given for leading such a bad life.
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    Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.
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    He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.
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    He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
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    He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
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    He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
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    He rides in the row at ten o clock in the morning, goes to the Opera three times a week, changes his clothes at least five times a day, and dines out every night of the season. You don't call that leading an idle life, do you?
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    He thinks like a Tory, and talks like a Radical, and that's so important nowadays.
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    He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.
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    He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.