Oscar Wilde
Quotations


I can resist everything except temptation.

Bad artists always admire each other's work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.

I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone.

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.



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