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Oscar Wilde
Edmund Burke
Jonathan Swift

Quotes and sayings from famous irish authors
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. Oscar Wilde

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
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Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C.S. Lewis

People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them. Sinead O'Connor
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Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. Oliver Goldsmith

True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. C.S. Lewis

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. C.S. Lewis

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. Edmund Burke

May you live every day of your life. Jonathan Swift
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One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. Jonathan Swift

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. C.S. Lewis
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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. C.S. Lewis

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. Bernadette Devlin

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality. James Joyce

Punctuality is the thief of time Oscar Wilde

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. C.S. Lewis
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Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two. Oscar Wilde

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde
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Those who know the least obey the best. George Farquhar

Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated. George Bernard Shaw
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Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde
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