Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on choice, evil, and pessimism

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on god and punishment

If God really wanted to punish, he'd answer all our prayers.

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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 death and words

It's either the wallpaper or me. One of us has to go. [These were his dying words.]

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Source: Last words

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

Men always want to be a woman's first love; women have a more subtle instinct: what they like is to be a man's last romance.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on beginning, love, romance, women, and world

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself. And one ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance.

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