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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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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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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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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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Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact

Men and women Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

Men and women Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

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

Opinions 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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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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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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