Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on popularity, vulgarity, and war

As long as war is looked upon as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked on as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

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No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on lies and perfection

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

"I was saying," continued the Rocket, "I was saying - What was I saying?" "You were talking about yourself," replied the Roman Candle. "Of course; I knew I was discussing some interesting subject when I was so rudely interrupted."

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Remarkable Rocket

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on acceptance, life, people, selfishness, variety, and wishes

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Only the shallow know themselves.

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

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

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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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