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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-10-16 1900-11-30) was an Irish playwright, poet and author of essays and novels.
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Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.

Oscar Wilde

I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Oscar Wilde

If there is anything in the world more annoying than having people talk about you, it is certainly having no one talk about you.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Oscar Wilde

Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

Oscar Wilde

Imagination is a quality given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humaor is provided to console him from what he is.

Oscar Wilde

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde

Only the shallow know themselves.

Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

Oscar Wilde

Science is the record of dead religions.

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

All art is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde

Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.

Oscar Wilde

We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

I don't play accurately-any one can play accurately- but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.

Oscar Wilde

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.

Oscar Wilde

Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.

Oscar Wilde

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

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