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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

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.


Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.


All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.


There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.


Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.


Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.


America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.


There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.


No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.


Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.


I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.


Who, being loved, is poor?


Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.


I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.


I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.


I can resist everything except temptation.


Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.


I have nothing to declare except my genuis.


Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.


There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.


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