Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

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.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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.

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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 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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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on agreement, marriage, men, and women

Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on curiosity, men, and women

Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious, both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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