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Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

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102 7
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken Oscar Wilde

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68 4
Experience is the name we give to our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

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38 2
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. Oscar Wilde

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26 1
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. Oscar Wilde

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75 9
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde

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56 6
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde

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48 5
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

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22 1
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

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56 7
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde

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51 6
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. Oscar Wilde

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50 7
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

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25 2
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. Oscar Wilde

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38 5
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde

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24 2
None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde

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17 1
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true. Oscar Wilde

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27 3
A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude. Oscar Wilde

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40 7
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde

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36 6
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde

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24 3
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde

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24 3
The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Oscar Wilde

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26 4
The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde

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28 7
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde

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13 1
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. Oscar Wilde

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24 5
When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is. Oscar Wilde

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17 2
The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him. Oscar Wilde

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17 2
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. Oscar Wilde

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22 4
Skepticism is the beginning of Faith. Oscar Wilde

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7 0
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. Oscar Wilde

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12 1
No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true. Oscar Wilde

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16 2
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. Oscar Wilde

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16 2
How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in? Oscar Wilde

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16 2
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. Oscar Wilde

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19 4
One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. Oscar Wilde

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20 5
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. Oscar Wilde

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18 4
Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde

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20 6
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry. Oscar Wilde

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15 2
Alas, I am dying beyond my means. Oscar Wilde

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14 2
I have nothing to declare except my genius. Oscar Wilde

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14 2
My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all. Oscar Wilde

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13 2
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. Oscar Wilde

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13 2
michaelj72 added Patriotism is the vice of nations.

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14 3
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Oscar Wilde

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6 0
Once can survive everything nowadays, except death. Oscar Wilde

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6 0
michaelj72 added Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer.

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6 0
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. Oscar Wilde

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michaelj72 added The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

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10 1
In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. Oscar Wilde

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10 1
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation. Oscar Wilde

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11 2
People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. Oscar Wilde