Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

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 admiration and work

Bad artists always admire each others work.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on art, imitation, and life

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on duty and music

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If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's coversation.

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

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Genius is born, not paid.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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