Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

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If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

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

In all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

If one plays good music people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

If there was less sympathy in the world there would be less trouble in the world.

Success is a science, if you have the conditions you get the result.

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.

Man can believe the impossible but man can never believe the improbable.

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything and people who know absolutely nothing.

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

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

When good Americans die they go to Paris.

Hatred is blind as well as love.

Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.

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