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    One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: women  trust  age  real 
     
    The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: world  believe 
     
    Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: artist 
     
    Ah! realize your youth while you have it. Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: sorrow  holy 
     
    I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: wrong  consequence 
     
    Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  experience  mistakes 
     
    I am always late on principle, my principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: time 
     
    Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people 
     
    It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: world  courage 
     
    The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered.
    — Oscar Wilde
    I beg your pardon I didn't recognise you - I've changed a lot.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Everything popular is wrong.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: wrong 
     
    A process which makes one rogue cleverer than another.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: process 
     
    The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  lies  true  perfection 
     
    My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  believe  impossible 
     
    Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: work  drinking 
     
    Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: body  christianity 
     
    It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  bad  absurd 
     
    The English public takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: work  questions 
     
    Truth in art is the unity of a thing with itself: the outward rendered expressive of the inward: the soul made incarnate: the body instinct with spirit. For this reason there is no truth comparable to sorrow.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: truth  sorrow  soul  body  spirit  instinct 
     
    Men become old, but they never become good.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men 
     
    To be in love is to surpass one's self.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: self 
     
    I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: games  football  rugby 
     
    Christ did not die to save people, but to teach people how to save each other. This is, I have no doubt, a grave heresy, but it is also a fact.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  doubt  facts  die  christ 
     
    It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: school 
     
    The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Just be your self. Everybody else is already taken.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: self 
     
    Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
    — Oscar Wilde
    When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: despair  writing 
     
    Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men 
     
    Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  women  mind  morals 
     
    Science is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon eternal truths. Art is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon things beautiful and immortal and ever-changing.
    — Oscar Wilde
    She lives the poetry she cannot write.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: live  poetry  write 
     
    Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: women  society  choice  age  birth  year 
     
    The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  slavery  machine 
     
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