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Oscar Wilde

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  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

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  • Life is too important to be taken seriously.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

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  • Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

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  • 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.

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  • To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

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  • As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.

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  • Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

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  • True friends stab you in the front.

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  • Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

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

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

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  • While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.

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

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  • An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

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  • There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.

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

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

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  • I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

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  • In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

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  • Only the shallow know themselves.

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