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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

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.


One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.


In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.


There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies.


Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.


The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.


When good Americans die they go to Paris.


The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.


The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.


When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.


Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.


I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.


As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.


It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.


The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.


Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.


Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.


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


The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.


Everything popular is wrong.


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