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Quote: Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.


Quote: What the artist is always looking for is the mode of existence in which soul and body are one and indivisible: in which the outward is expressive of the inward: in which form reveals. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What the artist is always looking for is the mode of existence in which soul and body are one and indivisible: in which the outward is expressive of the inward: in which form reveals.


Quote: The Bostonians take their learning too sadly: culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The Bostonians take their learning too sadly: culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs.


Quote: You don't seem to realise, that in married life three is company and two is none. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You don't seem to realise, that in married life three is company and two is none.


Quote: Married men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Married men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.


Quote: Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men.


Quote: I never take any notice to what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I never take any notice to what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.


Quote: I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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. It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one's life.


Quote: Nature is a wet place where large numbers of ducks fly overhead uncooked. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nature is a wet place where large numbers of ducks fly overhead uncooked.


Quote: Be moderate in all things, including moderation. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Be moderate in all things, including moderation.


Quote: It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.


Quote: More than half of modern culture depends upon what one shouldn't read. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

More than half of modern culture depends upon what one shouldn't read.


Quote: When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting.


Quote: Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.


Quote: Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.


Quote: All art is at once surface and symbol. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

All art is at once surface and symbol.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.


Quote: They have been eating muffins. That looks like repentance. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

They have been eating muffins. That looks like repentance.


Quote: One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.


Quote: Oh! I killed Bunbury this afternoon... I mean poor Bunbury died this afternoon.
What did he die of?
Bunbury? Oh, he was exploded! by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Oh! I killed Bunbury this afternoon... I mean poor Bunbury died this afternoon.
What did he die of?
Bunbury? Oh, he was exploded!


Quote: It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone and can be made as offensive as a brickbat. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone and can be made as offensive as a brickbat.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the journalist, found him, developed him, and made him their industrious and well-paid servant. It is greatly to be regretted, for both their sakes.


Quote: Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualification. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualification.


Quote: Never so sweet a repast as the Reaper's when you tread upon the threshold of a Quiznos. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Never so sweet a repast as the Reaper's when you tread upon the threshold of a Quiznos.


Quote: To shut one's eyes to half of life that one may live securely is as though one blinded oneself that one might walk with more safety in a land of pit and precipice. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To shut one's eyes to half of life that one may live securely is as though one blinded oneself that one might walk with more safety in a land of pit and precipice.


Quote: Don't imagine that your perfection lies in accumulating or possessing external things. Your affection is inside of you. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Don't imagine that your perfection lies in accumulating or possessing external things. Your affection is inside of you.


Quote: It is not the prisoners who need reformation, it is the prisons. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is not the prisoners who need reformation, it is the prisons.


Quote: Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.


Quote: It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institutions of private property. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institutions of private property.


Quote: If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it.


Quote: The only thing worse than quoting me, is not quoting me. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The only thing worse than quoting me, is not quoting me.


Quote: The growing influence of women is the one reassuring thing in our political life. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The growing influence of women is the one reassuring thing in our political life.


Quote: The youth of the present day are quite monstrous. They have absolutely no respect for dyed hair. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The youth of the present day are quite monstrous. They have absolutely no respect for dyed hair.


Quote: Nowadays we are all of us so hard up that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They're the only things we can pay. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nowadays we are all of us so hard up that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They're the only things we can pay.


Quote: Finding the meaning of life is easy. Simply get a dictionary, go to the 'L' section, and find the word 'life.' by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Finding the meaning of life is easy. Simply get a dictionary, go to the 'L' section, and find the word 'life.'


Quote: In England ... education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and would probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In England ... education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and would probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.


Quote: Oh, I hate the cheap severity of abstract ethics! by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Oh, I hate the cheap severity of abstract ethics!


Quote: Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.


Quote: Every impulse we strangle will only poison us. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.


Quote: Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.


Quote: The best revenge is to live well. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The best revenge is to live well.


Quote: I don't want to earn my living, I want to live. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't want to earn my living, I want to live.


Quote: Scepticism is the beginning of Faith. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.


Quote: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.


Quote: She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.


Quote: It's the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It's the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.


Quote: What is said of man is nothing; the point is, who says it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What is said of man is nothing; the point is, who says it.


Quote: Sooner or later we have all to pay for what we do. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Sooner or later we have all to pay for what we do.


Quote: It lies like a leper in purple, it sits like a dead thing smeared with gold. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It lies like a leper in purple, it sits like a dead thing smeared with gold.


Quote: With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

With an evening coat and a white tie, as you told me once, anybody, even a stock-broker, can gain a reputation for being civilized. Well, after I had been in the room about ten minutes, talking to huge overdressed dowagers and tedious academicians, I suddenly became conscious that some one was looking at me.


Quote: I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood.


Quote: Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.


Quote: Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.


Quote: It is curious how vanity helps the successful man and wrecks the failure. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is curious how vanity helps the successful man and wrecks the failure.


Quote: The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. Authority over him and his art is ridiculous. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. Authority over him and his art is ridiculous.


Quote: The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.


Quote: As for omens, there is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

As for omens, there is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.


Quote: The ability of the theist to misunderstand a thing is directly proportional to the obviousness of the thing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The ability of the theist to misunderstand a thing is directly proportional to the obviousness of the thing.


Quote: We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.

All art is quite useless.


Quote: We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.


Quote: There is nothing that stirs in the whole world of thought to which sorrow does not vibrate in terrible and exquisite pulsation. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is nothing that stirs in the whole world of thought to which sorrow does not vibrate in terrible and exquisite pulsation.


Quote: All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon.


Quote: I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.


Quote: In all unimportant matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In all unimportant matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential.


Quote: It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always absolutely valueless. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always absolutely valueless.


Quote: My dear fellow, the way you flirt with Gwendolen is perfectly disgraceful. It is almost as disgraceful as the way Gwendolen flirts with you. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

My dear fellow, the way you flirt with Gwendolen is perfectly disgraceful. It is almost as disgraceful as the way Gwendolen flirts with you.


Quote: Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.


Quote: It is only when one has lost all things, that one knows that one possesses it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is only when one has lost all things, that one knows that one possesses it.


Quote: There is much more before me. I have hills far steeper to climb, valleys much darker to pass through. And I have to get it all out of myself. Neither religion, morality, nor reason can help me at all. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is much more before me. I have hills far steeper to climb, valleys much darker to pass through. And I have to get it all out of myself. Neither religion, morality, nor reason can help me at all.


Quote: Those whom he saved from their sins are saved simply for beautiful moments in their lives. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Those whom he saved from their sins are saved simply for beautiful moments in their lives.


Quote: To the artist, expression is the only mode under which he can conceive life at all. To him what is dumb is dead. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To the artist, expression is the only mode under which he can conceive life at all. To him what is dumb is dead.


Quote: The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible.  What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible.  What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered.


Quote: I must say... that I ruined myself: and that nobody, great or small, can be ruined except by his own hand. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I must say... that I ruined myself: and that nobody, great or small, can be ruined except by his own hand.


Quote: To be really mediæval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To be really mediæval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes.


Quote: Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, life wouldn't be worth living. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, life wouldn't be worth living.


Quote: Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return. With us time itself does not progress. It revolves. It seems to circle round one center of pain.


Quote: Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.


Quote: Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars.


Quote: I don't like novels that end happily. They depress me so much. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't like novels that end happily. They depress me so much.


Quote: A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle.


Quote: The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man's intelligence. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man's intelligence.


Quote: The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.


Quote: A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.


Quote: Then there was a man who said, 'I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; by then it was too late' by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Then there was a man who said, 'I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; by then it was too late'


Quote: I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.


Quote: I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. -- .


Quote: The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him.


Quote: The English have a miraculous power of turning wine into water. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The English have a miraculous power of turning wine into water.


Quote: I don't recognize you -- I've changed a lot. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't recognize you -- I've changed a lot.


Quote: The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.


Quote: There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.


Quote: Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.


Quote: Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses.


Quote: You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.


Quote: Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.


Quote: Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.


Quote: Life cannot be written; life can only be lived. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life cannot be written; life can only be lived.


Quote: We should remember that all the arts are fine arts and all the arts decorative arts. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

We should remember that all the arts are fine arts and all the arts decorative arts.


Quote: Though forgiveness was impossible, forgetfulness was possible still, and he was determined to forget. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Though forgiveness was impossible, forgetfulness was possible still, and he was determined to forget.


Quote: The night was bitter cold, and the gas-lamps round the square flared and flickered in the keen wind; but his hands were hot with fever, and his forehead burned like fire. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The night was bitter cold, and the gas-lamps round the square flared and flickered in the keen wind; but his hands were hot with fever, and his forehead burned like fire.


Quote: In life there is really no great or small thing. All things are of equal value and of equal size. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In life there is really no great or small thing. All things are of equal value and of equal size.


Quote: Punctuality is but the thief of time. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Punctuality is but the thief of time.


Quote: Mr. Worthing! Rise, sir, from this semi-recumbent posture. It is most indecorous. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Mr. Worthing! Rise, sir, from this semi-recumbent posture. It is most indecorous.


Quote: It is only intellectually lost who ever argue. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is only intellectually lost who ever argue.


Quote: They walked softly, as men do instinctively at night. The lamp cast fantastic shadows on the wall and staircase. A rising wind made some of the windows rattle. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

They walked softly, as men do instinctively at night. The lamp cast fantastic shadows on the wall and staircase. A rising wind made some of the windows rattle.


Quote: It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter, who on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter, who on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.


Quote: He would never again tempt innocence. He would be good. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

He would never again tempt innocence. He would be good.


Quote: Nowadays, people read too many books to appreciate any. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nowadays, people read too many books to appreciate any.


Quote: There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.


Quote: Anybody can have common sense, provided that they have no imagination. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Anybody can have common sense, provided that they have no imagination.


Quote: Because to influence a person is to give one's own soul. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Because to influence a person is to give one's own soul.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly -- that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to oneself. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion -- these are the two things that govern us.


Quote: So with curious eyes and sick surmise
We watched him day by day,
And wondered if each one of us
Would end the self-same way,
For none can tell to what red Hell
His sightless soul may stray. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

So with curious eyes and sick surmise
We watched him day by day,
And wondered if each one of us
Would end the self-same way,
For none can tell to what red Hell
His sightless soul may stray.


Quote: I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous.


Quote: As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.


Quote: It is the stupid and the ugly who have the best of it in this world. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is the stupid and the ugly who have the best of it in this world.


Quote: Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear. Just as vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people. And falsehoods the truths of other people. Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself. To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.


Quote: Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.


Quote: To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.


Quote: The moon in her chariot of pearl. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The moon in her chariot of pearl.


Quote: I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real.


Quote: Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.


Quote: In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.


Quote: Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.


Quote: What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.


Quote: I only care to see doctors when I am in perfect health; then they comfort one, but when one is ill they are most depressing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I only care to see doctors when I am in perfect health; then they comfort one, but when one is ill they are most depressing.


Quote: To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.


Quote: The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.


Quote: The beautiful, passionate, ruined South, the land of magnolias and music, of roses and romance ... living on the memory of crushing defeats. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The beautiful, passionate, ruined South, the land of magnolias and music, of roses and romance ... living on the memory of crushing defeats.


Quote: Love is a misunderstanding between two fools. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Love is a misunderstanding between two fools.


Quote: Beauty ...is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Beauty ...is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.


Quote: Irony is wasted on the stupid. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Irony is wasted on the stupid.


Quote: What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.


Quote: You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want? by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?


Quote: The only things one never regrets are one's mistakes. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.


Quote: What fire does not destroy, it hardens. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What fire does not destroy, it hardens.


Quote: I drink to separate my body from my soul. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I drink to separate my body from my soul.


Quote: People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.


Quote: At every single moment of one's life one is what one is going to be no less than what one has been. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

At every single moment of one's life one is what one is going to be no less than what one has been.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

At every single moment of one’s life one is what one is going to be no less than what one has been. Art is a symbol, because man is a symbol.


Quote: Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect -- simply a confession of failures. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect -- simply a confession of failures.


Quote: It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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


Quote: I often take exercise. Why only yesterday I had breakfast in bed. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I often take exercise. Why only yesterday I had breakfast in bed.


Quote: Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.


Quote: Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can't get into it do that. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can't get into it do that.


Quote: There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.


Quote: We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.'

'Even when one has been wounded by it, Harry?' asked the duchess after a pause.

'Especially when one has been wounded by it,' answered Lord Henry.


Quote: To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.


Quote: If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.


Quote: He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigraph on his tombstone. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigraph on his tombstone.


Quote: Man is many things, but he is not rational. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Man is many things, but he is not rational.


Quote: Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women...merely adored. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women...merely adored.


Quote: The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.


Quote: We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.


Quote: To look at a thing is very different from seeing it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To look at a thing is very different from seeing it.


Quote: I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours.


Quote: Personally, I have a great admiration for stupidity. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Personally, I have a great admiration for stupidity.


Quote: We Irish will never achieve anything; but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

We Irish will never achieve anything; but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.


Quote: What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.


Quote: Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyes see nothing save their own unlovely woe, Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyes see nothing save their own unlovely woe, Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know.


Quote: Marriage is a long, dull meal with dessert served at the beginning. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Marriage is a long, dull meal with dessert served at the beginning.


Quote: Whenever one has anything unpleasant to say, one should always be quite candid. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Whenever one has anything unpleasant to say, one should always be quite candid.


Quote: Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.


Quote: People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.


Quote: I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement.


Quote: Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.


Quote: I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.


Quote: The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.


Quote: It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal. I hope you will never fall into that error. If you do, you will be sorry for it.


Quote: True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have.


Quote: Bad artists always admire each others work. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Bad artists always admire each others work.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected.


Quote: Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.


Quote: Lean on principles, one day they'll end up giving way. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Lean on principles, one day they'll end up giving way.


Quote: The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.


Quote: Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar.


Quote: Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.


Quote: One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.


Quote: Utterly, irrevocably, lost. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Utterly, irrevocably, lost.


Quote: The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial.


Quote: Nothing worth knowing can be taught. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nothing worth knowing can be taught.


Quote: Ones real life is often the life that one does not lead. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Ones real life is often the life that one does not lead.


Quote: The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.


Quote: And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.


Quote: Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile.


Quote: To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.


Quote: Time is jealous of you, and wars against your lilies and your roses. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Time is jealous of you, and wars against your lilies and your roses.


Quote: Tread Lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Tread Lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow.


Quote: I tried to visit Albania but I couldn't find it on the map. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I tried to visit Albania but I couldn't find it on the map.


Quote: The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach.


Quote: The criminal classes are so close to us that even the policemen can see them. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The criminal classes are so close to us that even the policemen can see them.


Quote: For the canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art. Form is absolutely essential to it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

For the canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art. Form is absolutely essential to it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

For the canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art. Form is absolutely essential to it. It should have the dignity of a ceremony, as well as its unreality, and should combine the insincere character of a romantic play with the wit and beauty that make such plays delightful to us.


Quote: I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.


Quote: When good Americans die they go to Paris. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

When good Americans die they go to Paris.


Quote: Before Turner there was no fog in London. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Before Turner there was no fog in London.


Quote: I never saw so many well-dressed, well-fed, business-looking Bohemians in my life. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I never saw so many well-dressed, well-fed, business-looking Bohemians in my life.


Quote: To be good is to be in harmony with oneself. Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To be good is to be in harmony with oneself. Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others.


Quote: Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.


Quote: I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life. If I didn't write them down, I should not probably forget all about them. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life. If I didn't write them down, I should not probably forget all about them.


Quote: The quivering, ardent sunlight showed him the lines of cruelty round the mouth as clearly as if he had been looking into a mirror after he had done some dreadful thing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The quivering, ardent sunlight showed him the lines of cruelty round the mouth as clearly as if he had been looking into a mirror after he had done some dreadful thing.


Quote: Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.


Quote: Every woman is wrong until she cries. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Every woman is wrong until she cries.


Quote: Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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


Quote: When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.


Quote: I can't stand people that do not take food seriously. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I can't stand people that do not take food seriously.


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