Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on intention and work

It's always with the best intentions that the worst work is done.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on men, pity, and tears

And alien tears will fill for him Pity's long-broken urn, For his mourners will be outcast men, And outcasts always mourn.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: (Pere Lachais; Paris, France)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on difficulty, life, people, reason, soul, understanding, and vision

The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passions are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to be paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on choice and enemies

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

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 faults and people

None of us can stand other people who have the same faults as ourselves.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on conscience and cowardice

Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing.

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 enemies and forgiveness

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them quite so much.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

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There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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