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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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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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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 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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The security of Society lies in custom and unconscious instinct, and the basis of the stability of Society, as a healthy organism, is the complete absence of any intelligence amongst its members.

Stability 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.

Strength Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Stupidity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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There is no sin except stupidity.

Stupidity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Style Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The heart was made to be broken

Suffering Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I can sympathize with everything, except suffering.

Suffering Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

Suspense Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I can sympathize with everything, except suffering.

Sympathy Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be

Sympathy Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life

Talent Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.

Talking Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Teaching Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic - a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.

Temperament Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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