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Oscar Wilde Quotes


Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.


I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.


Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.


Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.


Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.


I am not young enough to know everything.


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


One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.


The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.


I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.


I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.


In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.


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


The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.


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


Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.


This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.


When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.


A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.


Women are made to be loved, not understood.


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


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


I can resist everything except temptation.


How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.


Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.


There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.


There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.


Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.



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