Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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

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

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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.

True friends stab you in the front.

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

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Men always want to be a woman`s first love - women like to be a man`s last romance.

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.


There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Life is never fair [...]. And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.


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


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