Believe me, no civilized man ever regrets a pleasure, and no uncivilized man ever knows what a pleasure is.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:He was a hero to his valet, who bullied him, and a terror to most of his relations, whom he bullied in turn. Only England could have produced him, and he always said that the country was going to the dogs. His principles were out of date, but there was a good deal to be said for his prejudices.
Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.
The way of paradoxes is the way of truth.
Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah there is the sting of life.
Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.
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 ofte
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