Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

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

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

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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 experience and mistakes

Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on life, people, and quotations

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

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

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Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on confession and luxury

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on belief, fashion, and religion

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on civilization, community, discontent, people, and reason

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891

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