Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on instinct and women

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on drinking and work

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Oscariana

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on beginning, endings, garden, and mankind

The story of mankind began in a garden and ended in revelations.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on age, art, culture, existence, fiction, genius, imagination, legends, life, men, myth, people, philosophy, reality, and wonder

I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. . . . The gods had given me almost everything. I had genius, a distinguished name, high social position, brilliancy, intellectual daring; I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men and the colour of things: there was nothing I said or did that did not make people wonder. . . . I treated Art as the supreme reality, and life as a mere mode of fiction: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.

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

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We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.

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

I can resist everything except temptation.

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

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: "An Ideal Husband"

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

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In this world there are only two tragedies: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on purity, simplicity, and truth

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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