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Wilde, Oscar
Born: 1854-10-16
Died: 1900-11-30

Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet.

Quotes

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

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
- Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
- Oscar Wilde

All authority is quite degrading.
- Oscar Wilde

By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
- Oscar Wilde

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

I couldn't help it. I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Conscience and cowardice are really the same things.
- Oscar Wilde

Bad artists always admire each other's work.
- Oscar Wilde
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Don't give a woman advice; one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening.
- Oscar Wilde

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
- Oscar Wilde

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
- Oscar Wilde

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
- Oscar Wilde

When good Americans die they go to Paris. When bad Americans die they go to America.
- Oscar Wilde

It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.
- Oscar Wilde

The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
- Oscar Wilde

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

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
- Oscar Wilde

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing, as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it immensely. All art is useless.
- Oscar Wilde




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