Oscar Wilde

Country Ireland
Born Monday, 30 November -0001
Quotes 439
He is a great irish poet.
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“I can believe anything provided it is incredible.” Uncategorized
“To be popular one must be a mediocrity.” Uncategorized
“Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.” Uncategorized
“Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion—these are the two things that govern us. And yet, I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to eve Uncategorized
“There was so much in you that charmed me that I felt I must tell you something about yourself. I thought how tragic it would be if you were wasted.” Uncategorized
“Each of us has heaven and hell in him...” Uncategorized
“One should always be a little improbable.” Uncategorized
“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” Uncategorized
“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.” Uncategorized
“As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her daughter, she is perfectly satisfied” Uncategorized
“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation, and conversation must have a common basis, and between two people of widely different culture the only common basis possible is the lowest level.” Uncategorized
“My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.” Uncategorized
“When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.” Uncategorized
“It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love” Uncategorized
“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” Uncategorized
“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Uncategorized
“We women, as some one says, love with our ears, just as you men love with your eyes...” Uncategorized
“Some things are more precious because they don't last long.” Uncategorized
“One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.” Uncategorized
“I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.” Uncategorized