Oscar Wilde Quotes

509 Oscar Wilde quotes:

"The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence."
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"Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that."
"It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage."
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"Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer."
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"The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it."
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"Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself."
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"Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty."
"The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered."
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"Of course the music is a great difficulty. You see, if one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk."
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"We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks."
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"Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life."
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"Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes."
"The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past while every sinner has a future."
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"Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life"
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"The only possible form of exercise is to talk, not to walk."
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"To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable"
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"No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style."
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"The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passion are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine."
"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."
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"Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find an expression for joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy."
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