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Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde.
BornOctober 16, 1854
Dublin, Ireland
DiedNovember 30, 1900
Paris, France
Irish poet and playwright. Best known for The Importance of Being Earnest (1899) and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), as well as for his world-famous dry sense of humor.

The repository contains 68 quotes from Oscar Wilde.
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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.


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


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


It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.


Life is much too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.


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


One can survive everything nowadays except death.


One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.


The books that the world calls immoral books are books that show the world its own shame.

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The English have really everything in common with the Americans, except, of course, language.


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


The proper basis for a marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.


To a crowd that had shouted, "Talk about the Queen!" in response to his claim that he could talk spontaneously on any subject:

The Queen is not a subject.


The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.


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


They do not sin at all who sin for love.


To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.


To get back one’s youth, one merely has to repeat one’s follies.


To know everything about oneself one must know all about others.


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

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