Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish poet, author, playwright
16 October 1854 — 30 November 1900

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When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve.

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone`s feelings unintentionally.

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.

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

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love`s tragedies.

One has a right to judge of a man by the effect he has over his friends.

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

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

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?


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