When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring.
("The Importance of Being Earnest")
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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
The gaudy leonine sunflower Hangs black and barren on its stalk, And down the windy garden walk The dead leaves scatter,- hour by hour
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.
The secret of life is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming.
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