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  • I know. In fact, I am never wrong.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest")

  • I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest")

  • In the common world of fact the wicked were not punished, nor the good rewarded. Success was given to the strong, failure thrust upon the weak. That was all.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • We all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place. The thoroughly well-informed man - that is the modern ideal. And the mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature it requires, in fact, that nature of a true Individualist to sympathize with a friend's success.
    (Oscar Wilde)


  • In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people. . . . The Japanese people are. . . simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The evil that machinery is doing is not merely in the consequence of its work but in the fact that it makes men themselves machines also
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Whatever, in fact, is modern in our life we owe to the Greeks. Whatever is an anachronism is due to mediaevalism.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • In the wild struggle for existance, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.
    (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.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women. . . merely adored.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Pardon me, you are not engaged to any one. When you do become engaged to some one, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. It is hardly a matter that she could be allowed to arrange for herself.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • On the whole, the great success of marriage in the States is due partly to the fact that no American man is ever idle, and partly to the fact that no American wife is considered responsible for the quality of her husband's dinners.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Indeed, in many respects she was quite English and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, the language
    (Oscar Wilde)


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