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Oscar Wilde Quotes

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

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.


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


As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.


A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.


All art is quite useless.


Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.


A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.


No man is rich enough to buy back his past.


The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.


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


Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.


Illusion is the first of all pleasures.


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.


There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.


There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.


The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.


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


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


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


In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.


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