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

Morality Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Selfishness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Suffering Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing

Worthiness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.

Life Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong.

Popularity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Temper 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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The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Understanding Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Funny 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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People who love only once in their lives are. . . shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.

Marriage Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The final mystery is oneself.

Mystery Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.

Ridicule Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Soul Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

World Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Life is far too important a thing ever to talk about. -Oscar Wilde.

Communication Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Experience Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The longer I live, the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.

Life Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

America and americans Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

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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I can believe anything provided it is incredible.

Belief Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Books Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Education Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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