If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
Oscar Wilde

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Other quotes by Oscar Wilde

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

Why was I born with such contemporaries?

I have nothing to declare except my genuis.

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

About Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish
Born: October 16, 1854
Died: October 16, 1854

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