Oscar Wilde Quotes

509 Oscar Wilde quotes:

"There is luxury in self reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us."
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"Hatred is blind, as well as love."
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"To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing."
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"People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him afterwards."
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"I can believe anything as long as it is incredible"
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"Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable."
"His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. As a writer he has mastered everything except language."
"Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow. Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed. The poor should be practical and prosaic. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating."
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"I was disappointed in Niagara - most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life."
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"Absolute catholicity of taste is not without its dangers. It is only an auctioneer who should admire all schools of art."
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"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else."
"In the wild struggle for existance, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place."
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"Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing."
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"It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal"
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"The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing"
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"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."
"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
"There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."
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"I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean"
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