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Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Oscar Wilde quotes

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.

One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.

In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

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

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

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

Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.