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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.

Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

Oscar Wilde

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

True friends stab you in the front.

Oscar Wilde

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.

Oscar Wilde

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Oscar Wilde

The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.

Oscar Wilde

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

Oscar Wilde

Yet each man kills the thing he loves,By each let this be heard,Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering word,The koward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword

Oscar Wilde

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.

Oscar Wilde

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.

Oscar Wilde

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

Oscar Wilde

Biography lends to death a new terror.

Oscar Wilde

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

Oscar Wilde

Arguments are to be avoided they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.

Oscar Wilde

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Oscar Wilde

I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Oscar Wilde

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.

Oscar Wilde

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.

Oscar Wilde

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde

Morality, like art, means a drawing a line someplace.

Oscar Wilde

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.

Oscar Wilde

I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.

Oscar Wilde

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Oscar Wilde

Why was I born with such contemporaries

Oscar Wilde

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.

Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Oscar Wilde

To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.

Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

Oscar Wilde

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

Oscar Wilde

I can resist anything but temptation.

Oscar Wilde

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde

One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

Oscar Wilde

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.

Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune to lose both looks like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde

One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde

We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.

Oscar Wilde

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Only the shallow know themselves.

Oscar Wilde

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.

Oscar Wilde

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Oscar Wilde

But what is the difference between literature and journalism ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.

Oscar Wilde

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.

Oscar Wilde

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.

Oscar Wilde

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

Oscar Wilde

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.

Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents as they grow older they judge them sometimes they forgive them.

Oscar Wilde

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

Oscar Wilde

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

Oscar Wilde

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.

Oscar Wilde

Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

Oscar Wilde

When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck men risk theirs.

Oscar Wilde

One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.

Oscar Wilde

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.

Oscar Wilde

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Oscar Wilde

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.

Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

Oscar Wilde

I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.

Oscar Wilde

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

Oscar Wilde

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects.

Oscar Wilde



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