Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on mystery, visible, and invisible

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on self

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What a man really has, is what is in him.  What is outside of him, should be a matter of no importance.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on destiny, omen, and wisdom

There is no such thing such as an omen.  Destiny does not
send us heralds.  She is too wise or too cruel for that.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Dorian Gray ch.17

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on reputation

What is said of man is nothing; the point is, who says it.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Monk Frost

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on idleness, perfection, and youth

The condition of idleness is perfection; the aim of perfection is youth.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on sin and stupidity

There is no sin except stupidity.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: In the Critic as Artist pt.2 Intention

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on future, past, saint, and sinner

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Oscar Wilde No Importance, act 3.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on strength, weakness, temptation, and courage

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on love, men, women, and giving

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on love, imagination, wisdom, loneliness, alone, and life

Love is fed by the imagination, by which we become wiser than we know, better than we feel, nobler than we are: by which we can see Life as a whole: by which, and by which alone, we can understand others in their real as in their ideal relations.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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