We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to.
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:Good taste is the excuse I have given for leading such a bad life.
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
And, by the way, one of the most delightful things I find in America is meeting a people without prejudice -- everywhere open to the truth.
I seem to have heard that observation before. . . . It has all the vitality of error and all the tediousness of an old friend.
Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
A cynic is someon who knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
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