Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on popularity, vulgarity, and war

As long as war is looked upon as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked on as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

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No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on lies and perfection

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on love, understanding, and women

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends up blocking his retreat.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on drinking and work

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Oscariana

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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

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I have nothing to declare except my genius.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: response to an American customs official

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