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“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost
“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
Oscar Wilde
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
Oscar Wilde (attributed to)
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
Oscar Wilde
“To define is to limit.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“I can resist anything except temptation.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
Oscar Wilde
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
Oscar Wilde
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
“Who, being loved, is poor?”
Oscar Wilde
“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”
Oscar Wilde
“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”
Oscar Wilde
“I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
Oscar Wilde
“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“I have nothing to declare except my genius.”
Oscar Wilde
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
Oscar Wilde
“A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.”
Oscar Wilde
“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.”
Oscar Wilde
“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Oscar Wilde
“No good deed goes unpunished.”
Oscar Wilde
“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”
Oscar Wilde
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance


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