Epigram Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“I like men who have a future and women who have a past.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”
Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, and Selected Critical Prose

Oscar Wilde
“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde
“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde
“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”
Oscar Wilde

George Harrison
“Show me that I m everywhere and get me home for tea.”
George Harrison

Frank Herbert
“Knowing where the trap is—that's the first step in evading it.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Oscar Wilde
“Women treat us [men] like humanity treats gods – they worship us and keep bothering us to do something.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Frank Herbert
“Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

“Once is never. Twice is always.”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Stephen King
“A broken spoon may become a fork.”
Stephen King, Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Not a few millions of parents strongly hope that their own children will step in by instantly becoming their own parents’ foster parents, if and when the parents reach their second childhood.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more intensely and more frequently than it torments many if not most of us who will never be or have not yet been pushed or pulled into old age.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“The Athenians, front-fighters of the Greeks, at Marathon destroyed the power of the gold-bearing Medes.”
Simonides

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“When selecting a one-night stand, a heterosexual woman who is materialistic is a trillion times more likely to choose a sexually unattractive poor man who seems rich over a sexually attractive rich man who seems poor.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

William S. Burroughs
“It is more profitable to give wages than to receive them.”
William S. Burroughs, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“As an unavoidable result of the inevitable loss of some physical and/or some mental abilities, many a man who has been alive for many years has become a boy again.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“terra, gravis fueris: non fuit illa tibi
earth, lie lightly on her: she lay lightly on you”
Martial, Epigrammata Selecta: Select Epigrams from Martial: Grammar School Classics

“Phocylides said this also: Lerians are bad: not one bad, one not: all bad: except Prokles: and Prokles is Lerian too.”
Phocylides

A.R. Raazol
“BEFORE HARMONY, HAPPINESSTENDS TO BE OUR QUEST.”
A.R. Raazol, Intrinsic Awareness: of Reason and Passion

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