Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

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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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on humor, romance, sense of humor, and women

Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on romance, science, and sentimentality

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

When one is in love one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

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 choice, evil, and pessimism

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

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on life and rules

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Lord Darlington (LD): I think life too complex a thing to be settled by these hard and fast rules. Lady Windemere (LW): If we had 'hard-and-fast rules' we would find life much simpler. LD: You allow of no exceptions? LW: None! LD: Ah, what a fascinating Puritan you are, LW. LW: The adjective was unnecessary, LD.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on danger and ideas

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

Insincerity is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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