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    The evolution of man is slow. The injustice of men is great.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  evolution 
     
    He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: nature  romantic 
     
    The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: youth  america  year 
     
    Married men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men 
     
    Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  leisure 
     
    A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: desires  emotion 
     
    Flowers are as common in the country as people are in London.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  flowers 
     
    To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: heart  lies 
     
    Oh, he occasionally takes an alcoholiday.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece?
    — Oscar Wilde
    To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: problem 
     
    One can live for years sometimes without living at all, and then all life comes crowding into one single hour.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: living  live  year 
     
    One's only real life is the life one never leads.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: real 
     
    One should never listen. To listen is a sign of indifference to one's hearers.
    — Oscar Wilde
    A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  marry 
     
    The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  future  past  present  artist 
     
    To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: live  believe  doubt  die 
     
    Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization.
    — Oscar Wilde
    No crime is vulgar,but all vulgarity is crime.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: crimes 
     
    A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.
    — Oscar Wilde
    All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: work  opinion  read  artist  complex 
     
    They are always asking a writer why he does not write like somebody else, or a painter why he does not paint like somebody else, quite oblivious of the fact that if either of them did anything of the kind he would cease to be an artist.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: facts  write  artist 
     
    I prefer women with a past. They're always so damned amusing to talk to.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: women  past 
     
    Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: women  crying 
     
    Don't give a woman advice; one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: women 
     
    It is only 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.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: existence 
     
    The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: youth  perfection 
     
    All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: death 
     
    Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: world  wrong  bad 
     
    If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: bad  music 
     
    There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: future  past  tragedy  real  facts  lover 
     
    The good we get from art is not what we learn from it; it is what we become through it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: learn 
     
    The ugly can be beautiful. The pretty, never.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: beautiful 
     
    I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don't interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  charm 
     
    Every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: character  action 
     
    The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  questions 
     
    Schools should be the most beautiful place in every town and village-so beautiful that the punishment for undutiful children should be barred from going to school the following day.
    — Oscar Wilde
    If I hadn't believed it, then I wouldn't have seen it
    — Oscar Wilde
    Always keep love in your heart.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: heart 
     
    Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: joy  sorrow 
     
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