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  • One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognise the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
    (Oscar Wilde)


  • There is no such thing as good influence.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Down the long and silent street, The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet, Crept like a frightened girl.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • When good Americans die they go to Paris.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Ah Don't say you agree with me. When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find an expression for joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.
    (Oscar Wilde)


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