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Oscar Wilde quotes

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

I have nothing to declare except my genuis.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

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