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    The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: children  child 
     
    With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: alone  age  wisdom 
     
    To get into the best society, nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people - that is all!
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  society 
     
    The only thing I cannot resist is temptation.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: temptation 
     
    I don't play accurately-any one can play accurately-but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.
    — Oscar Wilde
    When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.
    — Oscar Wilde
    The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.
    — Oscar Wilde
    I hope you hair curls naturally, does it? Yes, darling, with a little help from others.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: help  hope 
     
    If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.
    — Oscar Wilde
    I wanted to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world" And so, indeed, I went out, and so I lived. My only mistake was that I confined myself so exclusively to the trees of what seemed to me the sun-lit side of the garden, and shunned the other side for its shadow and its gloom.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: mistakes  garden 
     
    Irony is wasted on the stupid
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: irony 
     
    I don't write this letter to put bitterness into your heart, but to pluck it out of mine. For my own sake I must forgive you.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: heart  write 
     
    I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: true  die 
     
    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.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  impossible 
     
    The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: summer  garden 
     
    If you want to be a doormat you have to lay yourself down first.
    — Oscar Wilde
    When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  right  wrong 
     
    Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art
    — Oscar Wilde
    We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: language  america 
     
    I don't want to earn my living, I want to live.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: living  live 
     
    Circumstances should never alter principles!
    — Oscar Wilde
    A flower blossoms for its own joy.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: joy  flowers 
     
    The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: suicide 
     
    The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man's intelligence.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: lies  soul  perfection  passion 
     
    Sins of the flesh are nothing. They are maladies for physicians to cure, if they should be cured. Sins of the soul alone are shameful.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: soul  alone  sin 
     
    I have never met any really wicked person before. I feel rather frightened. I am so afraid he will look just like every one else.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  afraid 
     
    I never saw anybody take so long to dress, and with such little result.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Nothing annoys people so much as not receiving invitations.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  annoy 
     
    One's days were too brief to take the burden of another's errors on one's shoulders. Each man lived his own life and paid his own price for living it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  living 
     
    The birds that were singing in the dew-drenched garden seemed to be telling the flowers about her.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: flowers  garden 
     
    Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: young  mental  weakness 
     
    You can't possibly ask me to go without having some dinner. It's absurd. I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  absurd 
     
    I quite agree with Dr. Nordau's assertion that all men of genius are insane, but Dr. Nordau forgets that all sane people are idiots.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  people  genius  idiot 
     
    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
    tags: women  bad 
     
    It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: girls  boys  games  football 
     
    I cannot choose one hundred best books because I have only written five
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: book 
     
    What fire does not destroy, it hardens
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: fire 
     
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