Quotes by Oscar Wilde

 

 

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
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If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
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I can resist everything except temptation.
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A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
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To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
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What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
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Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
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My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.
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Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
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When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
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I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
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Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
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It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.
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One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
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Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
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The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
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A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
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I am not young enough to know everything.
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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
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Biography lends to death a new terror.
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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
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