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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

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.


No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.


Hatred is blind, as well as love.


Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.


It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.


The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.


Those whom the gods love grow young.


The basis of optimism is sheer terror.


Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.


I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.


By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.


There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.


I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.


The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.


The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.


Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.


Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.


How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.


In married life three is company and two none.


If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.


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