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523 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde
10/16/1854 - 11/30/1900
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde     Fingal O'Flahertie Wills     Oscar. Wilde
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About Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as a good influence. Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtures are not real to him. His sins, if there are such thing as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him.

Influence Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Insecurity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Insincerity is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities

Insincerity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.

Insincerity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.

Insults Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

Intention Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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One can give a really unbiased opinion only about things that do not interest one

Interest Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Irony Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Jelousy Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Jobs Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Journalism is the first rough draft of history.

Journalism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is exactly because a man cannot do a thing that he is a proper judge of it

Judgement Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.

Knowledge Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I am not young enough to know everything.

Knowledge Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating; people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.

Knowledge Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob

Leadership Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.

Liberty Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

Life Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Love is born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation.

Life cycle Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.

Literary Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The world has been made by fools that men should live in it

Man Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Meaning Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Mediocrity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I like men who have a future and women who have a past

Men Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends up blocking his retreat.

Men and women Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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