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523 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde
10/16/1854 - 11/30/1900
Also Known As:  
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde     Fingal O'Flahertie Wills     Oscar. Wilde
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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

Morality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

Necessity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

Nobility Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Opinions Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Optimism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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A pessimist is an optimist with experience

Optimism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Optimism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life

Paradox Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future

Past Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Patriotism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

People 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.

People Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

Pessimism 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.

Pleasure Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex

Pleasure Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.

Poets Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Everything popular is wrong.

Popularity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.

Popularity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.

Preparation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

Principles Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation

Progress Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Psychology Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.

Purpose Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

Reason Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

Reciprocity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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