Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

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One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.

True friends stab you in the front.

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all.

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us, and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

I am not young enough to know everything.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.

Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance.

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

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

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

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

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

Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which is never advisable.

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

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

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