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  Quotes of Oscar Wilde [32]


  1. The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
  2. The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
  3. She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
  4. A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
  5. What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons and a possession for all eternity.
  6. I can resist everything except temptation itself.
  7. 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.
  8. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
  9. The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
  10. Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
  11. Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
  12. There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
  13. Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
  14. I am not young enough to know everything.
  15. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
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