Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

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.

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

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on children, forgiveness, judgment, parenthood, and time

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever, do they forgive them.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Lord Darlington, in Lady Windermere’s Fan, act 2.

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

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Crying is the refuge of plain women, but the ruin of pretty ones.

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

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Every woman is wrong until she cries.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on cynicism and value

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

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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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