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  • The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • He thinks like a Tory, and talks like a Radical, and that's so important nowadays.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Every woman is wrong until she cries.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • She is a peacock in everything but beauty.
    (Oscar Wilde)


  • I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • 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)

  • Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Frank Harris has been received in all the great houses -- once
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of the artist, but the morality of art consists of the perfect use of an imperfect medium.
    (Oscar Wilde)


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