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quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Finding the meaning of life is easy. Simply get a dictionary, go to the 'L' section, and find the word 'life.' with background image: 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.'

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Oh, I hate the cheap severity of abstract ethics! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Oh, I hate the cheap severity of abstract ethics!

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Every impulse we strangle will only poison us. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The best revenge is to live well. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The best revenge is to live well.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I don't want to earn my living, I want to live. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Scepticism is the beginning of Faith. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It's the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: What is said of man is nothing; the point is, who says it. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Sooner or later we have all to pay for what we do. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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 by Oscar Wilde: I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is curious how vanity helps the successful man and wrecks the failure. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. Authority over him and his art is ridiculous. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The ability of the theist to misunderstand a thing is directly proportional to the obviousness of the thing. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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 by Oscar Wilde: We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: There is nothing that stirs in the whole world of thought to which sorrow does not vibrate in terrible and exquisite pulsation. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: In all unimportant matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: My dear fellow, the way you flirt with Gwendolen is perfectly disgraceful. It is almost as disgraceful as the way Gwendolen flirts with you. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: To the artist, expression is the only mode under which he can conceive life at all. To him what is dumb is dead. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible.  What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I must say... that I ruined myself: and that nobody, great or small, can be ruined except by his own hand. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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 by Oscar Wilde: Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Pleasure without Champagne is purely artificial.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man's intelligence. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Then there was a man who said, 'I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; by then it was too late' with background image: 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'

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The English have a miraculous power of turning wine into water. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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


quote by Oscar Wilde: Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Life cannot be written; life can only be lived. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life cannot be written; life can only be lived.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: We should remember that all the arts are fine arts and all the arts decorative arts. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Though forgiveness was impossible, forgetfulness was possible still, and he was determined to forget. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: In life there is really no great or small thing. All things are of equal value and of equal size. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Punctuality is but the thief of time. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Punctuality is but the thief of time.

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

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

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

It is only intellectually lost who ever argue.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter, who on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: He would never again tempt innocence. He would be good. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Nowadays, people read too many books to appreciate any. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nowadays, people read too many books to appreciate any.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Anybody can have common sense, povided that they have no imagination. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Because to influence a person is to give one's own soul. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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 by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is the stupid and the ugly who have the best of it in this world. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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 by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The moon in her chariot of pearl. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The moon in her chariot of pearl.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes. with background image: assorted-color beach houses
Background Photo: Arno Smit

Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The beautiful, passionate, ruined South, the land of magnolias and music, of roses and romance ... living on the memory of crushing defeats. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Love is a misunderstanding between two fools. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Love is a misunderstanding between two fools.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Irony is wasted on the stupid. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Irony is wasted on the stupid.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul. with background image: 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.

--Oscar Wilde

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