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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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Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich.

Extravagance Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I can resist anything except temptation.

Temptation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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When good Americans die they go to Paris.

America and americans Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

Beauty Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Beauty Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Learning Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

Opinions Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Politics Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Reality 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.

Reality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.

Truth Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Love is saying 'I feel differently' instead of 'You're wrong.'

Understanding Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Ambition Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Appreciation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The secret of life is in art.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Biography lends to death a new terror.

Biography Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's

Business Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Conversation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.

Death Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Equality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a mans last romance.

First love Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Gods Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution

Guilt Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go

Happiness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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