Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

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.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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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.

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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

I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

This wallpaper is dreadful. One of us has simply got to go.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: his last words

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on action and dreams

Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

The only thing one can do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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