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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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#1534 Oscar Wilde

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. .

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#1535 Oscar Wilde

It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest. .

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#1536 Oscar Wilde

Action [...] is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. .

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#1537 Oscar Wilde

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection; through art and art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence. .

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#1538 Oscar Wilde

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. .

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#1539 Oscar Wilde

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. .

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#1540 Oscar Wilde

It is to do nothing that the elect exist. Action is limited and relative. Unlimited and absolute is the vision of him who sits at ease and watches, who walks in loneliness and dreams. .

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#1541 Oscar Wilde

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

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#1542 Oscar Wilde

It is chiefly, I regret to say, through journalism that such people find expression. I regret it because there is much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. By carefully chronicling the current events of contemporary life, it shows us of what very little importance such events really are. By invariably discussing the unnecessary, it makes us understand what things are requisite for culture, and what are not. .

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#1543 Oscar Wilde

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. .

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