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#1484 Oscar Wilde

God knows; I won't be an Oxford don anyhow. I'll be a poet, a writer, a dramatist. Somehow or other I'll be famous, and if not famous, I'll be notorious. Or perhaps I'll lead the life of pleasure for a time and then—who knows?—rest and do nothing. What doessay is the highest end that man can attain here below? To sit down and contemplate the good. Perhaps that will be the end of me too. .

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#1485 Oscar Wilde

If it took Labouchere three columns to prove that I was forgotten, then there is no difference between fame and obscurity. .

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#1486 Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. .

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#1487 Oscar Wilde

Tread Lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow. .

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#1488 Oscar Wilde

Lo! with a little rod I did but touch the honey of romance — And must I lose a soul's inheritance? .

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#1489 Oscar Wilde

And down the long and silent street, The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet, Crept like a frightened girl. .

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#1490 Oscar Wilde

Be warned in time, James, and remain, as I do, incomprehensible: to be great is to be misunderstood. .

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#1491 Oscar Wilde

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. .

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#1492 Oscar Wilde

The honest ratepayer and his healthy family have no doubt often mocked at the dome-like forehead of the philosopher, and laughed over the strange perspective of the landscape that lies beneath him. If they really knew who he was, they would tremble. Forspent his life in preaching the great creed of Inaction, and in pointing out the uselessness of all things. .

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#1493 Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. .

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#1494 Oscar Wilde

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. .

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#1495 Oscar Wilde

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. .

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#1496 Oscar Wilde

A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle. .

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#1497 Oscar Wilde

And, after all, what is a fashion? From the artistic point of view, it is usually a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. .

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#1498 Oscar Wilde

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. .

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#1499 Oscar Wilde

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal. .

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#1500 Oscar Wilde

The more we study Art, the less we care for Nature. What Art really reveals to us is Nature's lack of design, her curious crudities, her extraordinary monotony, her absolutely unfinished condition. .

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#1501 Oscar Wilde

Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of herself. She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. She is a veil, rather than a mirror. .

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#1502 Oscar Wilde

All art is immoral. .

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#1503 Oscar Wilde

He is really not so ugly after all, provided, of course, that one shuts one's eyes, and does not look at him. .

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#1504 Oscar Wilde

le myst .

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#1505 Oscar Wilde

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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#1506 Oscar Wilde

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. .

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#1507 Oscar Wilde

OnAn excellent man: he has no enemies, and none of his friends like him. .

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#1508 Oscar Wilde

I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram. .

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#1509 Oscar Wilde

People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately. .

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#1510 Oscar Wilde

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. .

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#1511 Oscar Wilde

Tell me, when you are alone with him [] Sphinx, does he take off his face and reveal his mask? .

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#1512 Oscar Wilde

One can survive everything nowadays except death. .

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#1513 Oscar Wilde

Psycholog­y is in its infancy, as a science. I hope in the interests of Art, it will always remain so. .

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#1514 Oscar Wilde

I have the kiss of Walt Whitman still on my lip. .

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#1515 Oscar Wilde

Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence. .

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#1516 Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. .

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#1517 Oscar Wilde

Fool, nothing is impossible in Russia but reform. .

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#1518 Oscar Wilde

"She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses," cried the young Student; "but in all my garden there is no red rose." .

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#1519 Oscar Wilde

Be happy, be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart's-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty. .

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#1520 Oscar Wilde

Why, what a wonderful piece of luck! Here is a red rose! I have never seen any rose like it in all my life. It is so beautiful that I am sure it has a long Latin name. .

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#1521 Oscar Wilde

Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing whatever to do. .

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#1522 Oscar Wilde

If Nature had been comfortable, mankind would never have invented architecture...In a house, we all feel of the proper proportions. Everything is subordinated to us, fashioned for our use and our pleasure. .

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#1523 Oscar Wilde

It is always the unreadable that occurs. .

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#1524 Oscar Wilde

His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. .

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#1525 Oscar Wilde

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. .

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#1526 Oscar Wilde

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. .

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#1527 Oscar Wilde

is a prose , and so is Browning. He used poetry as a medium for writing in prose. .

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#1528 Oscar Wilde

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. .

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#1529 Oscar Wilde

There is no mode of action, no form of emotion, that we do not share with the lower animals. It is only by language that we rise above them, or above each other—by language, which is the parent, and not the child, of thought. .

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#1530 Oscar Wilde

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography. .

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#1531 Oscar Wilde

Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. .

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#1532 Oscar Wilde

Oh! journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read. .

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#1533 Oscar Wilde

I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood. .

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