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Oscar Wilde

Irish Dramatist
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest. As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of "gross indecency" with other men. After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry. He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.
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Quotes by Oscar Wilde
You can never be overdressed or overeducated
It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tained glory, and still love it.
Woman are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Hearts Live By Being Wounded

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

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I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

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I know. In fact, I am never wrong.

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I can resist anything except temptation.

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The sky was pure opal now.

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The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.

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I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.

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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.

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The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.

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Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.

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Consistency is the hallmark of the unimaginative.

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Ambition is the last refuge of the failure

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Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.

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There are two ways to dislike poetry: One is to dislike it; the other is to read Pope.

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword

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This wallpaper is dreadful, one of us will have to go.

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Punctuality is the thief of time

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There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.

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I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.

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I never change, except in my affections.

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Come, dear, [Gwendolen rises] we have already missed five, if not six, trains. To miss any more might expose us to comment on the platform.

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Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

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