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

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.


Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.


Life is too important to be taken seriously.


An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.


All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.


I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.


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


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

    Topics: Friendship

Biography lends to death a new terror.


Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.


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


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


This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.


If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.


True friends stab you in the front.


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


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


If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.


I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.


How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.


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