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quote by Oscar Wilde: Shakespeare appreciated the value of lovely costumes in adding picturesqueness to poetry, but he saw how important costume is as a means of producing certain dramatic effects. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Shakespeare appreciated the value of lovely costumes in adding picturesqueness to poetry, but he saw how important costume is as a means of producing certain dramatic effects.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Most people are other people. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Most people are other people.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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


quote by Oscar Wilde: It would be unfair to expect other people to be as brilliant as oneself. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It would be unfair to expect other people to be as brilliant as oneself.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is only fair to state, with regard to modern journalists, that they always apologize to one in private for what they have written against one in public. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is only fair to state, with regard to modern journalists, that they always apologize to one in private for what they have written against one in public.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: More women grow old nowadays through the faithfulness of their admirers than through anything else. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

More women grow old nowadays through the faithfulness of their admirers than through anything else.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I don't play accurately -- any one can play accurately -- but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't play accurately -- any one can play accurately -- but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Everything is going to be fine in the end. 
If it's not fine it's not the end. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Everything is going to be fine in the end.
If it's not fine it's not the end.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I am going to take up the study of German: indeed this seems to be the proper place for such a study. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I am going to take up the study of German: indeed this seems to be the proper place for such a study.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The girl never really lived, and so she has never really died. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The girl never really lived, and so she has never really died.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I don't want to see him alone. He says things that annoy me. He gives me good advice. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't want to see him alone. He says things that annoy me. He gives me good advice.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

I don't want to see him alone. He says things that annoy me. He gives me good advice." Lord Henry smiled. "People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.


quote by Oscar Wilde: There is only good art and mediocre art. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is only good art and mediocre art.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Those who have much are often greedy. Those who have little always share. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Those who have much are often greedy. Those who have little always share.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Good intentions have been the ruin of the world. The only people who have achieved anything have been those who have had no intentions at all. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Good intentions have been the ruin of the world. The only people who have achieved anything have been those who have had no intentions at all.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: All bad art is the result of good intentions. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

All bad art is the result of good intentions.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Good intentions are invariably ungrammatical. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Good intentions are invariably ungrammatical.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Have nothing in your house that is not useful or beautiful; if such a rule were followed out, you would be astonished at the amount of rubbish you would get rid of. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Have nothing in your house that is not useful or beautiful; if such a rule were followed out, you would be astonished at the amount of rubbish you would get rid of.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: That is because one realises one's soul only by getting rid of all alien passions, all acquired culture, and all external possessions, be they good or evil. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

That is because one realises one's soul only by getting rid of all alien passions, all acquired culture, and all external possessions, be they good or evil.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Progress in thought is the assertion of individualism against authority. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Progress in thought is the assertion of individualism against authority.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I am quite incapable of understanding how any work of art can be criticized from a moral standpoint. The sphere of art and the sphere of ethics are absolutely distinct and separate. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I am quite incapable of understanding how any work of art can be criticized from a moral standpoint. The sphere of art and the sphere of ethics are absolutely distinct and separate.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, from all I hear, I shouldn't like to. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, from all I hear, I shouldn't like to.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: All thought is immoral. Its very essence is destruction. If you think of anything, you kill it. Nothing survives being thought of. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

All thought is immoral. Its very essence is destruction. If you think of anything, you kill it. Nothing survives being thought of.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Nothing annoys people so much as not receiving invitations. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nothing annoys people so much as not receiving invitations.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Science can never grapple with the irrational. That is why it has no future before it, in this world. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Science can never grapple with the irrational. That is why it has no future before it, in this world.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do. If a personality fascinates me, whatever mode of expression that personality selects is absolutely delightful to me.


quote by Oscar Wilde: I know not whether laws be right or whether laws be wrong. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I know not whether laws be right or whether laws be wrong.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

I know not whether Laws be right,

Or whether Laws be wrong;

All that we know who be in jail

Is that the wall is strong;

And that each day is like a year,

A year whose days are long.


quote by Oscar Wilde: When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Besides, it is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Besides, it is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Indifference is the revenge the world takes on mediocrities. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Indifference is the revenge the world takes on mediocrities.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Memory, like a horrible malady, was eating his soul away. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Memory, like a horrible malady, was eating his soul away.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I should fancy, however, that murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I should fancy, however, that murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The English novels are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. But one should not be too severe on them. They show a want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The English novels are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. But one should not be too severe on them. They show a want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don't interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don't interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: God and other artists are always a little obscure. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

God and other artists are always a little obscure.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Men are such cowards. They outrage every law in the world and are afraid of the world's tongue. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Men are such cowards. They outrage every law in the world and are afraid of the world's tongue.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Wisdom comes with winters. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Wisdom comes with winters.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: There is one thing infinitely more pathetic than to have lost the woman one is in love with, and that is to have won her and found out how shallow she is! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is one thing infinitely more pathetic than to have lost the woman one is in love with, and that is to have won her and found out how shallow she is!

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Immanuel isn't a pun; he Kant be! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Immanuel isn't a pun; he Kant be!

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I don't mind plain women being puritans. It is the only excuse they have for being plain. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't mind plain women being puritans. It is the only excuse they have for being plain.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The vilest deeds like poison weeds Bloom well in prison air; It is only what is good in man That wastes and withers there. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The vilest deeds like poison weeds Bloom well in prison air; It is only what is good in man That wastes and withers there.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Action is limited and relative. Unlimited and absolute is the vision of him who sits at ease and watches, who walks in loneliness and dreams. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Action is limited and relative. Unlimited and absolute is the vision of him who sits at ease and watches, who walks in loneliness and dreams.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak.... They are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account.


quote by Oscar Wilde: Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The drawback of stealing a thing, is that one never knows how wonderful the thing that one steals is. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The drawback of stealing a thing, is that one never knows how wonderful the thing that one steals is.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

When I like people immensely, I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure.


quote by Oscar Wilde: The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them.


quote by Oscar Wilde: The gods are strange. It is not our vices only they make instruments to scourge us. They bring us to ruin through what in us is good, gentle, humane, loving. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The gods are strange. It is not our vices only they make instruments to scourge us. They bring us to ruin through what in us is good, gentle, humane, loving.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Set in this stormy Northern sea, Queen of these restless fields of tide, England! what shall men say of thee, Before whose feet the worlds divide? with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Set in this stormy Northern sea, Queen of these restless fields of tide, England! what shall men say of thee, Before whose feet the worlds divide?

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: She had a passion for secrecy, but she herself was merely a Sphinx without a secret. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

She had a passion for secrecy, but she herself was merely a Sphinx without a secret.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is not wise to find symbols in everything that one sees. It makes life too full of terrors. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is not wise to find symbols in everything that one sees. It makes life too full of terrors.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: You kissed his mouth with mouths of flame: you made the hornèd god your own: You stood behind him on his throne: you called him by his secret name. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You kissed his mouth with mouths of flame: you made the hornèd god your own: You stood behind him on his throne: you called him by his secret name.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: For one moment our lives met, our souls touched. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

For one moment our lives met, our souls touched.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Education is very admirable but let us not forget that anything worth knowing cannot be taught. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Education is very admirable but let us not forget that anything worth knowing cannot be taught.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Caricature is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Caricature is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: People are either charming or tedious. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

People are either charming or tedious.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everybody in good society holds exactly the same opinions. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everybody in good society holds exactly the same opinions.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The history of women is the history of the worst form of tyranny the world has ever known. The tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The history of women is the history of the worst form of tyranny the world has ever known. The tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.


quote by Oscar Wilde: Walt Whitman and Emerson are the poets who have given the world more than anyone else. Perhaps Whitman is not so widely read in England, but England never appreciates a poet until he is dead. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Walt Whitman and Emerson are the poets who have given the world more than anyone else. Perhaps Whitman is not so widely read in England, but England never appreciates a poet until he is dead.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It's not hard to get the ideas when they come. They just come... it's painful waiting for them. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It's not hard to get the ideas when they come. They just come... it's painful waiting for them.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them!

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?


quote by Oscar Wilde: Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness. It is the feet of clay that make the gold of the image precious. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness. It is the feet of clay that make the gold of the image precious.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: There are two ways to dislike poetry: One is to dislike it; the other is to read Pope. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There are two ways to dislike poetry: One is to dislike it; the other is to read Pope.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: To me, beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To me, beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Actions are the first tragedy in life, words are the second. Words are perhaps the worst. Words are merciless. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Actions are the first tragedy in life, words are the second. Words are perhaps the worst. Words are merciless.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It was not intended as a compliment. It was a confession. Now that I have made it, something seems to have gone out of me. Perhaps one should never put one's worship into words. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It was not intended as a compliment. It was a confession. Now that I have made it, something seems to have gone out of me. Perhaps one should never put one's worship into words.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Some temptations are so great it takes great courage to yield to them. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Some temptations are so great it takes great courage to yield to them.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Your mysterious young friend, whose name you have never told me, but whose picture really fascinates me, never thinks. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Your mysterious young friend, whose name you have never told me, but whose picture really fascinates me, never thinks.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Alas! it is a fearful thing
To feel another's guilt! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Alas! it is a fearful thing
To feel another's guilt!

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Learn to differentiate between ignorance and stupidity. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Learn to differentiate between ignorance and stupidity.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: If it was my business, I wouldn't talk about it. It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbroker's do that, and then merely at dinner parties. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If it was my business, I wouldn't talk about it. It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbroker's do that, and then merely at dinner parties.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Deliver me from my disciples! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Deliver me from my disciples!

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Schools should be the most beautiful place in every town and village-so beautiful that the punishment for undutiful children should be barred from going to school the following day. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Schools should be the most beautiful place in every town and village-so beautiful that the punishment for undutiful children should be barred from going to school the following day.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is not good for one's morals to see bad acting. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is not good for one's morals to see bad acting.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I live constantly in the fear of not being misunderstood. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I live constantly in the fear of not being misunderstood.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood. Don't degrade me into the position of giving you useful information. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


quote by Oscar Wilde: I live in terror of not being misunderstood. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I live in terror of not being misunderstood.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Do you know that I am afraid that good people do a great deal of harm in this world? Certainly the greatest harm they do is that they make badness of such extraordinary importance. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Do you know that I am afraid that good people do a great deal of harm in this world? Certainly the greatest harm they do is that they make badness of such extraordinary importance.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Writing bores me so. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Writing bores me so.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.


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