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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

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


Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.


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


What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.


Only the shallow know themselves.


Alas, I am dying beyond my means.


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


I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.


Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.


I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.


Women are made to be loved, not understood.


Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.


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


Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.


When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.


The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.


I am not young enough to know everything.


One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.


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