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Oscar Wilde
October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900
Nationality: Irish
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: Irish Dramatist

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.


The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.


There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.


I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.


A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.


Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.


Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


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


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


I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.


To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.


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


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


Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.


Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.


It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.


The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.


Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.


In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.


If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.


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