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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

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

Humility Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.

Humor Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Ideas Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Ideas Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.

Idleness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Illusion Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Individuality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

Individuality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Individuality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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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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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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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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