Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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

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

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I can resist anything except temptation.

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

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

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

I am a dreamer. For 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.

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Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.


Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence.

It is he who has broken the bond of marriage - not I. I only break its bondage.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

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

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

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects.


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