Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on excess and moderation

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on curiosity, habits, journalism, and worth

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on death, good, reputation, and survival

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on temptation and yielding

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

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

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on doubt, interest, and reason

It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on illness, kindness, and sympathy

The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.

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

A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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