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Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
The one charm of the past is that it is past.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible...
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
As it was, we always misunderstood ourselves, and rarely understood others.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
It was the passions about whose origin we deceived ourselves that tyrannised most strongly over us. Our weakest motives were those of whose nature we were conscious.
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
That is the reason they are so pleased to find out other people's secrets. It distracts public attention from their own.
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself.
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
You see, it is a very dangerous thing to listen. If one listens one may be convinced; and a man who allows himself to be convinced by an argument is a thoroughly unreasonable person.
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
Well, she wore far too much rouge last night, and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern. One is apt to grow old-fashioned quite suddenly.
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.
Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest
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