Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on fatherhood and good

The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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 on democracy and people

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1895

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on diaries and travel

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on discontent, nations, and progress

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Woman of No Importance

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on dawn, punishment, rest, and world

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on education, time, and worth

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

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

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And with tears of blood he cleansed the hand, The hand that held the steel: For only blood can wipe out blood, And only tears can heal.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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