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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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The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Self-development Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.

Self-development Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

Self-knowledge Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The final mystery is oneself.

Self-knowledge Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere.

Self-love Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

Self-mastery Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.

Self awareness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The final mystery is oneself.

Self awareness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what world calls a romance.

Self awareness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Self awareness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Self importance Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Why was I born with such contemporaries?

Self importance Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.

Self importance Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.

Self involvement Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Self reliance 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.

Senses 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.

Seriousness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

Seriousness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Seriousness is the last refuge of the shallow.

Seriousness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

Shallowness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Shame Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.

Sin Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Society Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Sophistication 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.

Soul Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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